Laura Poitras and David Remnick Visit the Whitney Museum

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Laura Poitras shared a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting based on Edward Snowden’s leaks, and won an Oscar for her film Citizenfour. Her latest project is neither documentary nor journalism but a museum exhibition at the Whitney, “Astro Noise,” which continues her investigations into mass surveillance through installation art. Poitras walked David Remnick through the show (which is named after one of the encrypted NSA files Snowden gave her), and explained how it aims to connect viewers to the central themes of her work through emotions rather than information.