Tervor Paglen + Werner Herzog, 9/19 — During Class :-(
Hovering thousands of miles above the earth are some of the longest-lasting artifacts of human civilization: telecommunications satellites in geostationary orbit. These satellites are destined to become one of the most enduring artifacts of human civilization, quietly floating through space long after every trace of humanity has disappeared from the planet. In late 2012, Creative Time is launching a golden disc of images created by artist and geographer Trevor Paglen into outer space attached to communications satellite EchoStar XVI. Audiences on Earth can experience the project, entitled The Last Pictures, through a book co-published by Creative Time Books and University of California Press, as well as through public programs and events exploring this innovative public artwork.
On Wednesday, September 19, join Paglen, filmmaker Werner Herzog, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith for a special evening under the stars in New York’s Bryant Park. This event, co-presented by Creative Time and LIVE from the NYPL, will feature a reading by Smith, Herzog and Paglen in conversation about cultural artifacts, space exploration, and the legacy of human civilization, as well as a presentation of the images included in The Last Pictures. Telescopes will also be provided for viewing the night sky by the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. The event is free and open to the public. See you there!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 7:00–8:30PM
LIVE at the NYPL Featuring Werner Herzog, Trevor Paglen, and Tracy K. Smith
Bryant Park Upper Terrace
42nd Street between 5th and 6th Ave, New York
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