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Friday, August 18, 2023

Ultimately, art is trying to see things that other people don't see.

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Trevor Paglen

For most of his artistic career, artist and geographer Trevor Paglen has focused on the American surveillance state — what it means to see and be seen. His pieces include a temporary satellite (“Orbital Reflector,” 2018) and long-distance photos of military bases and stealth drones. Paglen’s work pushes boundaries — not only of what can be considered art, but also of our own capacity to truly see our surroundings. Here, he reminds us that art can open up our senses in new ways, deepening our understanding of the world and our place in it.

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Fill in the blank: "There will always be someone who can't see your ___. Don't let it be you." - Mel Robbins
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