INTERMODAL //

INTERMODAL //

ALEX CRUSE

Cruse’s video essay combines sourced and computer generated material in order to examine the shipping container within a global and capitalist framework.  In what way is a shipping container, a ubiquitous and nondescript object used in the transfer of consumer goods, also an integral part of shadow capital, insourcing and outsourcing, as well a receptacle and conduit of information?

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CLAY DAYS: AN INTERVIEW WITH MATT GOLDBERG /

CLAY DAYS: AN INTERVIEW WITH MATT GOLDBERG /

MATT GOLDBERG with CHRISTOPHER SQUIER

Editor Christopher Squier interviews Matt Goldberg about his new drop-in ceramic classes at SOMArts Cultural Center. Goldberg is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA 2015) and the University of Colorado, Boulder (BA 2012). He received the Recology Artist Residency (2014-15) and the Palo Alto Art Center’s “45 Days of Clay” Residency (2016). His ceramic and assemblage sculptures remix American pop cultural icons through a comic, cut-and-paste aesthetic.

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CARVING NIGHTMARES: CLARK ASHTON SMITH'S SCULPTURES WITHIN THE H.P. LOVECRAFT CIRCLE //

CARVING NIGHTMARES: CLARK ASHTON SMITH'S SCULPTURES WITHIN THE H.P. LOVECRAFT CIRCLE //

CHRISTOPHER SQUIER

Clark Ashton Smith and the Lovecraft Circle’s stories of the grotesque updated horror for a modern age in which superstitions had been overturned by science. Smith’s carvings established new nightmares and unconscious terrors, communicating the modern anxiety of a shared set of American writers in the early 20th century.

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FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD //

FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD //

SANIYA TALHOUK

For Lack of a Better Word ruminates on what it means to use a surface that was already used because one feels so strongly the compulsion to put something down, lest one forgets it. How does one face the possibility of erasure and leave a memento of one’s impermanence behind – pulled from the (im)material remains of what was once already there?

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