Bring your burning questions to Facebook today (1pm) for Creative Time Reports contributor Christoph Gielen, who captures rarely seen aerial views of Supermax Prisons. Gielen will be featured along with special guests including architectural and cultural historian Michael Prokopow and President of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility Raphael Sperry. This Facebook conversation will address Gielen’s Creative Time Reports dispatch “Supermax Prisons: Views from Above” and his American Prison Perspectives series.
Creative Time Reports (CTR) seeks artists of all disciplines (poets, filmmakers, writers, photographers, visual artists, performers and musicians) to submit a single image that addresses issues related to revolutions for our January theme on the site.
The image should be accompanied with a descriptive caption. All submissions must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
Your name, email, phone, and any related website address
Foreign language descriptions are welcome, provided an English translation is included
Subject lines for all emails should include your name and the words: “Creative Time Reports Open Call Submission.”
NOTE: While we always accept submissions, this is a specific call for an image addressing the theme of revolution. Deadline: January 5, 2013
This photograph depicts a classified “listening station” deep in the forests of West Virginia. The station is located at the center of the “National Radio Quiet Zone,” a region of approximately 34,000 square kilometres in West Virginia and parts of Maryland. Within the Quiet Zone, radio transmissions are severely restricted: omnidirectional and high-powered transmissions (such as wireless internet devices and FM radio stations) are not permitted.
The listening station, which forms part of the global ECHELON system, was designed in part to take advantage of a phenomenon called “moonbounce.” Moonbounce involves capturing communications and telemetry signals from around the world as they escape into space, hit the moon, and are reflected back towards Earth.
The photograph is a long exposure under the full moon light.
(left) Zanele Muholo being interviewed for the Casa Africa TV channel (right) Apinda Mpako and Ayanda Magudulela, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2007
“There’s a common rhetoric that says homosexuality is un-African,” said Graeme Reid, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch. “Some people say it’s a Western import. Her work shows that to be a completely false assumption. It goes against the idea that homosexuality is somehow un-African.” - NY Times
From photographer Angelica Dass’s (Rio de Janeiro, 1979) project, Humanae. The following is from the “About tab of the project Tumblr:
Humanae is a chromatic inventory, a project that reflects on the colors beyond the borders of our codes by referencing the PANTONE® color scheme.
…based on a series of portraits whose background is dyed with the exact Pantone® tone extracted from a sample of 11x11 pixels of the portrayed’s face. The project’s objective is to record and catalog all possible human skin tones.