Artist Wong Kit Yi finds moonlight in the Arctic, hope in the lunatic and asks "how can you put the river in the freezer?"Read More
Gallery Wendi Norris’ exhibition Seeking Civilization: Art and Cartography ostensibly questions how mapping practices have been reformatted to reflect changes in citizenship, power, and nationhood. The exhibition draws its frame of reference from Robert Storr’s 1994 exhibition Mapping at MoMA, which included one of the same works featured here. The refrain by seven artists—the majority living within the rapidly shifting geography of the Bay Area—is one which situates us within a complex of overlaid cartographies, which cannot be delineated by the clear partitions and broad strokes of traditional mapping. Instead, these artists transform the flat surface of various maps into rugged terrain, full of fissures and interruptions.Read More
TRACE is a place for experimentation — poetry, reviews, video, documentation of an ephemeral installation or one-night exhibition, art-historical formal analysis, gossip, manifestos, web-based artwork, fiction, long-form, and more... We are currently soliciting both written and visual work to be published on a rolling basis.Read More
Alice Combs’ immersive installation at Counterpulse presents a tangled, contemporary reality, in which its subjects are always “turned on.” Tim Kopra ponders the potential of the technology that we often obscure, but need in order to carry out our daily lives.Read More
This is a breathing exercise. On every inhale, root yourself in the present state of our country, with the present feelings you harbor politically and emotionally.
On every exhale, imagine that the president has died.
Dissolve was delighted to celebrate its third issue which examined haptics, or touch, as it is experienced, overlooked, displaced, and reimagined through the artworks and articles of nine recent contributors.Read More
Often disguised as a blank slate, the digital screen frames our interactions, realities, and socio-political formations. Sometimes a lens, sometimes a medium, how does the screen perform?We encourage proposals that experiment with the possibilities of the screen: as proxy, as cipher, as mediator, as apparatus, etc.— these are merely suggestions of potential ways to approach the prompt. We’re specifically interested in proposals that take into account the very nature of DISSOLVE as a digital project.