1. Project Information: http://creativetime.org/projects/the-last-pictures/

    Since 1963, more than eight hundred spacecraft have been launched into geosynchronous orbit, forming a man-made ring of satellites around the Earth. These satellites are destined to become one of the longest-lasting artifacts of human civilization, quietly floating through space long after every trace of humanity has disappeared from the planet.

    Trevor Paglen’s The Last Pictures is a project that marks one of these spacecraft with a visual record of our contemporary historical moment. Paglen spent five years interviewing scientists, artists, anthropologists, and philosophers to consider what such a cultural mark should be. Working with materials scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Paglen developed an artifact designed to last billions of years—an ultra-archival disc, micro-etched with one hundred photographs and encased in a gold-plated shell. In Fall 2012, the communications satellite EchoStar XVI will launch into geostationary orbit with the disc mounted to its anti-earth deck. While the satellite’s broadcast images are as fleeting as the light-speed radio waves they travel on, The Last Pictures will remain in outer space slowly circling the Earth until the Earth itself is no more.

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  2. Feature documentary directed by Travis Klose on Nobuyoshi Araki.

    Production Company: Troopers Films
    Founders Regis Trigano & Dylan Verrechia
    © 2004

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  3. I used lots of old photographs found in huge boxes in a secondhand store.

    This video is part of my final thesis project with 6 different music videos to the music of Daddy Weyland!

    Check out the whole Experience on the website thebathroomepiphanies.de!

    But if you hate Flash-Websites with time-consuming menus, you should rather go and check out my album "The Bathroom Epiphanies" on Vimeo here:
    The Bathroom Epiphanies

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  4. remix of a project from 2005. A 3rd layer of a video feedback loop with sound input, added in 2011.

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  5. A passport photograph of my father as a young man.
    (taken at Adriano photographic studio in Vila do Conde in the 1950's )

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Cesario M F Alves

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