Posted on Jay Sanders with Critical Theory and the Arts students at Laura Poitras’ “Astro Noise”
Jay Sanders (curator) will host the seminar on the “Situation of the Arts” at the Whitney Museum for a discussion and viewing of Laura Poitras’ first solo museum exhibition. “Astro Noise,” organized by Jay Sanders, is a series of immersive installations that expand on Poitras’ documentary film and journalism work investigating mass surveillance, the war on terror, occupation and torture.
Laura Poitras (filmmaker, journalist and artist) has been a seminar guest at Critical Theory and the Arts in previous semesters. Citizen Four, the third installment of her post-9/11 trilogy, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary. She has received many honors for her work in film, including a MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship and a Peabody Award. Her reporting on NSA mass surveillance based on Edward Snowden’s disclosures won the George Polk Award for national security journalism, and shared in the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.