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Hillary Mushkin

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Hillary Mushkin is a visual artist and researcher. She leads "Incendiary Traces," an art and research initiative that she started to consider how landscape imaging helps authorities and the public visualize conflict zones. She frequently collaborates with other artists, architects, poets, scholars, and technologists. Mushkin's projects have been exhibited internationally including at the Freud Museum (London), the Getty Museum (Los Angeles), and White Columns (New York). She has also worked in non-art contexts including the 29 Palms Marine Base, a fishing boat, and the Mexico City surveillance center. Mushkin is Research Professor of Art and Design at California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

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Sketch of Laguna Peak Tracking Station, 2016. Watercolor and ink on paper | Hillary Mushkin
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Artists Stage a Draw-In at Pt. Mugu, Beautiful Site and Military Testing Facility

As part of the "Incendiary Traces" project, Hillary Mushkin took artists to Pt. Mugu to do some surveiling and drawing of their own.
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Incendiary Traces: Sketching Simulated Battlefields in Silicon Beach

Incendiary Traces pays a virtual visit to an Afghani village to make the seemingly remote conflict a bit more comprehensible to those in the U.S.
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Incendiary Traces: Artists, Surveillance and Patrol at the Border

Incendiary Traces visited the Mexico/U.S. Border to view the border from the perspective of U.S. Border Patrol agents.
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Incendiary Traces: Investigating the Representation of Battlespaces

The art project Incendiary Traces embarks on a second series, focusing on the methods Southern California professionals use to visualize international conflict.
Hillary Mushkin.
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Welcome to Incendiary Traces

Incendiary Traces led a recent draw-in at the 29 Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center where participants used drawing as a tool for connecting the Southern California landscape to foreign battle zones.
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Tracing the U.S. / Mexico Border Wall

Artists, art historians, and students gathered to draw the most southwestern edge of the U.S./Mexico border as part of a continued investigation by Incendiary Traces.
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Report on an Incendiary Traces Draw-in at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Headquarters

Incendiary Traces gathered at Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Headquarters to contemplate looking, drawing, recording, and representing landscape at the home of military "sight."
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Drawing with Satellites: Tracing Landscapes With a Mission

Incendiary Traces considers crisis mapping as another form of visualization that can help us, as ordinary citizens, understand seemingly remote wars.
Watercolor | Hillary Mushkin.
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Report on San Clemente Island Draw-in

Incendiary Traces ventures out on the sport fishing boat Fury for an unannounced draw-in focused on San Clemente Island Naval Weapons Testing Range.
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The Naval Gaze: (Sub)tropical Fantasies and Imperial Pacific Landscapes

Hillary Mushkin examines early European representations of the Southern California coast.
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