Monday Night --Experimental Lecture with Trevor Paglin
When: Monday 7pm
Where: 16 Beaver Street, 5th Floor
Who: All are Welcome
As a part of our Prison Series, we are thrilled to invite Bay Area artist, writer, experimental geographer Trevor Paglin.
Some preliminary details below:
"Listening to Pelican Bay" is an experimental lecture documenting a
series of unauthorized incursions into California's carceral landscape.
Using conventions from film, music, lecture, and performance art,
"Listening to Pelican Bay" creates a multi-sensory montage which seeks
to both ask and answer some of the following questions: What are the
origins of super-max incarceration and what are its effects?; Why is the
Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Prison so quiet?; How does
Pelican Bay function within larger topographies of incarceration and
domination?; What are some strategies that cultural producers might use
in order to gain access to illegal places?
Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer
currently working out of the Department of Geography at the University
of California, Berkeley. His work encodes and decodes physical and
cultural landscapes in ways that challenge the assumptions,
proscriptions, and prohibitions built into human environments. Borrowing
heavily from the physical and human sciences, Paglen uses a broad range
of contemporary media to develop projects for cultural institutions,
activist organizations, and urban landscapes.