Trevor Paglen
Code Names of the Surveillance State

“Code Names of the Surveillance State,” is a video installation composed from more than 4,000 National Security Agency (NSA) and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) surveillance program code names. Projected onto public buildings as an endlessly scrolling column, the code names are deliberately nonsensical, often droll and sardonic...

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The Last Pictures,



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Autonomy Cube (2014)

In collaboration with Jacob Appelbaum.

Autonomy Cube is a sculpture designed to be housed

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The Other Night Sky

“The Other Night Sky” is a project to track and photograph classified American satellites, space debris, and other obscure objects in Earth orbit. The project uses observational data produced by an international network of amateur “satellite observers to calculate the position and timing of overhead transits which are photographed with tel...

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Nonfunctional Satellites

Developed in collaboration with aerospace engineers, the nonfunctional satellites are space-worth

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They Watch the Moon, 2010

C-print

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Limit Telephotography

A number of classified military bases and installations are located in some of the remotest parts of the United States, hidden deep in western deserts and buffered by dozens of miles of restricted land. Many of these sites are so remote, in fact, that there is nowhere on Earth where a civilian might be able to see them with an unaided eye. In or...

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Symbology

Military culture is filled with a totemic visual language consisting of symbols and insignia that

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Artifacts

On the left side of this diptych is an Anasazi cliff dwelling in modern day Arizona. The Anasazi,

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Code Names

Code Names is a list of words, phrases, and terms that designate active military programs whose e

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Untitled (Drones), 2010

C-Print

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The Black Sites

With the beginning of the War on Terror, the CIA set up a network of secret prisons in Afghanista

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