Slicing History: Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai’s performative lectures and collages

Slicing History:  Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai’s performative lectures and collages

A survey of the work of LA-based artist Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai made through a collaborative process of interviews and text exchanges between Kathryn Barulich and the artist. Focusing on Prima's performative lectures and collages, the essay looks to the breakdown of structures of power by its symbols. Prima opens up an alternative future archive made outside of a patriarchal model.

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Scattered Light: Ephemeral Action, Protest, and Circulating Imagery

Scattered Light: Ephemeral Action, Protest, and Circulating Imagery

Ephemeral, political interventions seem to toe the line between protest and art, while not functioning as either. Citing works of contemporary art, political theory, and media studies, Squier ponders the possibilities of these actions as digital media, exploring how they morph while circulating virally. When considering these actions in the context of visual culture, the visual image might have more power than one would think.

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Not Our Mascot: Judy Chicago, Pussyhat Project™, and White, Middle-Class Feminism

Not Our Mascot: Judy Chicago, Pussyhat Project™, and White, Middle-Class Feminism

Chicago’s recent resurgence represents a triangulation of social justice at its most superficial and approachable level, the art world’s attempt to answer the calls of its constituents—namely the white, educated and middle-class liberals—for art that reflects their politics, but in a way that no longer ruffles any feathers and the pressures of the market.

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Shaghayegh Cyrous with Kathryn Barulich and Christopher Squier (time/difference: Part I)

Shaghayegh Cyrous with Kathryn Barulich and Christopher Squier (time/difference: Part I)

Dissolve interviews Shaghayegh Cyrous, curator of Eleven and a Half Hours(Aggregate Space Gallery), an exhibition focused on how Iranian and American residents carry on living despite varying levels of political turmoil that maintain a state of unrest. The collaboration between Dionne Lee and Shirin Abedinirad, two female artists in parallel political and geographical locations, showcases an attempt to resist the law of inertia by entering into a conversation and sharing experiences of discomfort in a sanctioned world.

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Discrimination and Control of Queer Bodies in Social Media

Discrimination and Control of Queer Bodies in Social Media

An Open Letter from Dissolve to the Spambots at Facebook.

When today’s social and cultural archives are being forged in the sharing economy of Facebook news feeds—as our own role in these systems becomes more removed and the mechanisms behind them more automatic and opaque—Dissolve asks that Facebook attend to the particularities of its users’ individualities.

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Una Carta Abierta de Dissolve a los Spambots de Facebook

Cuando los archivos sociales y culturales de nuestros tiempos se forjan en la economía de las actualizaciones de Facebook—y mientras que nuestro rol en estos sistemas se vuelve cada vez más disociado y los mecanismos tras de ellos cada vez más automáticos y oscuros—Dissolve pide que Facebook atienda las particularidades de las identidades de sus usuarios.

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Discriminación y Control sobre los Cuerpos Queer en las Redes Sociales

Discriminación y Control sobre los Cuerpos Queer en las Redes Sociales

Una Carta Abierta de Dissolve a los Spambots de Facebook

Cuando los archivos sociales y culturales de nuestros tiempos se forjan en la economía de las actualizaciones de Facebook—y mientras que nuestro rol en estos sistemas se vuelve cada vez más disociado y los mecanismos tras de ellos cada vez más automáticos y oscuros—Dissolve pide que Facebook atienda las particularidades de las identidades de sus usuarios.

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An Open Letter from Dissolve to the Spambots at Facebook.

When today’s social and cultural archives are being forged in the sharing economy of Facebook news feeds—as our own role in these systems becomes more removed and the mechanisms behind them more automatic and opaque—Dissolve asks that Facebook attend to the particularities of its users’ individualities.

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