Fore-word to Issue 2.Read More
Even though we perform different versions of ourselves in different spaces, the identity uploaded onto the internet can become inflexible. The right to be forgotten online cannot extend to the world offline...Read More
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?Read More
This performance of the “unconvincing female” opens a space for the queer imagery . . . Herein lies the failure to perform and the birth of another kind of performance, one that happens everyday on the stage of ordinary life.Read More
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.Read More
Hadar Kleiman takes on the symbolic and historical weight of the diamond, offering unwieldy wooden diamonds on a grand scale that parody the advertising pretenses surrounding engagement and marriage ceremonies.Read More
Li’s dream comics give form to the immaterial and irrational situations experienced while sleeping. “This is a conversational and confessional collaboration with my other self,” she writes. “It is a ritual of glorifying my mundane frustrations, deeply hidden fears and desires.”Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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