Mnemonic City turns international cities into imaginative archeological sites. A group of artists, known as Magma Collective, brings attention to spaces within the city that go beyond the topographical and historical significance. They perform personalized and experimental tasks, such as sleeping on the site and acting out fictional scenarios, to explore what they refer to [...]
Photos and text by Andrea Frank Here are photographs of cargo vessels that are either anchored in ports or waiting in position to enter their port of call. They are loaded with unknown goods, tightly integrated into a logistical system of mind boggling complexity that answers to pressures of time and related profit. The ship’s [...]
Photos and text by Johnny Milano www.johnnymilano.com South of Interstate 8, outside of Maricopa, Arizona, the National Socialist Movement, the nation’s leading “White Civil Rights” group, operate a relatively unfettered bordered faction under the group name–United States Border Guard. A work in progress of the NSMs Arizona border guard unit.
Pierre Huyghe The Artist’s Institute, New York City By Lucia Hinojosa Images Courtesy of The Artist’s Institute “How can these voluntary omissions be explained?”- Jorge Luis Borges (From Pierre Huyghe’s selection of The Garden of Forking Paths) Whenever decentered models of thought challenge human consciousness, an external structure [...]
AMAZON’S WHITE PATENT by Alexandra Salazar Much to critical chagrin, Amazon was awarded a patent for what has commonly been simplified as “photographs with subjects against a white background.” In actuality, the patent granted to Amazon on March 18, 2014 is for a studio setup method to produce images featuring a seamless, shadow-less white background [...]
Intimacy v Interwebz by Taylor Mazza Before the Internet graced the desks—and then the laps, and the palms—of the general public, “intimacy” was a fairly straightforward term. The level of closeness between the constituents of any given twosome was formerly measured in terms of “the level of commitment and positive affective, and the physical and [...]
The Artist in Academia by Elizabeth Earley How did a semi anti-establishment, rule-thwarting, convention-trashing writer such as myself end up with an M.F.A. degree after six semesters in graduate school? It’s a puzzle, sometimes even to myself. I never believed whole-heartedly in the graduate of fine arts degree. In fact, there was a time when [...]
A Year Later: Reflections, Politics and Bombs By Kimberly Ruth In April of 2013, my department was a bit on edge. The stress from parting faculty, student over-enrollment, low budgets and the tension caused by those who just couldn’t get along created an atmosphere that was something like a scene from The Faculty; I was [...]