Proceeding from what the artist calls a "slow-paced gaze," Basilico's work most often focuses on cities, notably those in states of construction or decay. The subject of his latest photographic project is Silicon Valley. This program features two conversations. In the first, Basilico is joined by Phillips for a discussion of his artistic approach. In the second, Turner, author of From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism, and Walker, author of The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area, address the region's landscape, built environment, and social history.
Documents: Silicon Valley
Related Exhibition Gabriele Basilico
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Gabriele Basilico, artist
Sandra S. Phillips, senior curator of photography, SFMOMA
Fred Turner, assistant professor, communication, Stanford University
Richard A. Walker, professor, geography, University of California, Berkeley