Hannah Spector and Jacob Bailes. A Collaboration

“Artistic collaboration is a special and obvious case of the manipulation of the figure of the artist, for at the very least collaboration involves a deliberately chosen alteration of artistic identity from individual to composite subjectivity.” —Charles Green, Collaboration as Symptom   Artistic collaborations oppose Read More …

Confronting Mortality: Shelby O’Brien’s Abject Memorials

“Naming suffering, exalting it, dissecting it into its smallest components—that is doubtless a way to curb mourning.”  —Julia Kristeva, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia Shelby O’Brien acknowledges the horrors of the human body in abject memorials, crafted using human blood in traditionally domestic material processes Read More …

Bodies and Things: Shana Moulton’s Universe

“The body presents the paradox of contained and container at once…our attention is continually focused upon the boundaries or limits of the body…” -Susan Stewart   Culling elements of her video performances from the language and aesthetics of commodified, New Age healing, Shana Moulton’s trembling Read More …

Fidencio Martinez. Maps: Transcending Navigation

“It seems it is only from the position of being out of place that we can attempt to develop new skill—perceptual and cognitive—to map the new hyperspaces wherein we have to survive…” -Miwon Kwon Two stooping figures emerge from a chaotic mass of delicately cut Read More …