Michael Rotondi introduces Allan Sekula.
Sekula discusses the 1971 Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibit Art and Technology. He tells the story of the U.S.S. Iowa, which mysteriously exploded during practice firing in 1988 killing the entire crew.
Sekula presents photographs from his 1991-6 series “War Without Bodies,” a reference to the ideology of a supposedly clean, remote-control, disembodied warfare promoted during the first Gulf War of 1991. Sekula compares military space with maritime space.
Sekula answers questions from the audience. He discusses his obsessional relationship with his work, and the fate of maritime towns.