Tobias Zielony • Kow

Thursday, 30 June 2016

“Photographing from a distance, [Trevor] Paglen’s subjects materialise much like Monet’s Green Park in London (1871), or a distorted other world; underwater, where objects are blurred, indistinguishable. Much like blurred Impressionist depictions of real life scenarios, Paglen’s photograph, although capturing real space stations, acts as a metaphor for the landscapes and places we cannot quite grasp, or we are denied access to. Here, transmissions are sensitive to radio astronomy, and materialise as fragments of another reality, co-existing with telecommunications.” Hatty Nestor • Photographers’ Gallery Blog