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Proclamations and Paraphernalia

In the new issue of journal Media-N, 'Forking Paths in New Media Art Practices: Investigating Remix', Roopa Vasudevan (Alum '20) contributes an essay on 'the Art of Remixing the Political Document.' For Vol. 17 No. 1 (2021) of Media N journal is a special issue on contemporary approaches to remix. The issue "was inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’s short story, “The Garden of Forking Paths,” a recurring point of reference in the development of media culture. Prior to terms such as new media,…

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A Performance in 21 Readings

'A Performance in 21 Readings' is a series of online performances by Emily Gastineau (Alum '20) and Samantha Johns where the artists invite one performer and one audience member to join them for each reading. "Remember standing close to strangers? The heat? Your mouth begins to water. We’re not talking about satisfaction here--that may come after. We’re talking about the bell. We’re talking about your empty hand, your eyes that are searching for something, a catch in your throat, that sharp…

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Committee of Six

Fred Schmidt-Arenales' (Alum Berlin '20) film 'Committee of Six,' Chicago (2020) continues the artist's work from 2017, as part of the Graham Foundation's Grantee Project programme. Fred Schmidt-Arenales, Film still from “Committee of Six,” Chicago, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Graham Foundation Committee of Six Committee of Six is an enactment of a series of archival documents from the Special Collections Archive the University of Chicago. These documents are rough transcripts of meetings…

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Sogno di Sogni

Eva Macali's (Alum Berlin '18) installation Sogno di Sogni (Dream of Dreams) in the garden of the Convent of S.M. del Giglio in Bolsena, Italy, investigates the collective dream as part of regions's project towards relational and participatory art with the inhabitants of the area. Sogni di Sogni by Eva Macali (2020) Macali describes the installation: "Sogno di sogni is a fabric sculpture and an installation that investigates the possibility of a collective dream created after the narrative of…

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Monuments to the Precarity of Survival

Olu Oguibe's (Faculty Berlin '18) first solo exhibition in Austria presents a tripartite of monumental and commemorative works produced since 2000. The exhibition Olu Oguibe was part of the annual "Curated By" gallery festival in Vienna, curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Faculty Berlin '19 and '20). Iuventa (2020) With this eponymous exhibition, painter, sculptor, conceptual, artist, poet, curator, scholar and art critic, Olu Oguibe, was hosted by Galerie Kandlhofer. The monumental…

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Overmorrow’s Library

Overmorrow’s Library is a podcast series by Federico Campagna (Faculty Berlin '16), presented by the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève. The library for "the day after tomorrow" is dedicated to books and authors whose work explores the limits of the "world" as the frame of sense through which our consciousness experiences the chaos of reality. 'Each new episode presents a book that engages with the challenge of world-making, with the end-time of a world, or with the eternal unworldly. Spanning…

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In Search of a Recuperative Aesthetics

In Search of a Recuperative Aesthetics is an Art & Education Classroom curated by Kayla Anderson (Alum Berlin '19). The hypertext 'seeks out art works and practices that we might call recuperative - those that grapple with the present by carving out space to feel, mourn, dream, and build.'   Providing introduction to the space/programme, Anderson opens: In discourses about climate change, extinction, slow violence, and lingering manifestations of colonialism, to profess hope can seem…

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In Darkness We Hear

In Darkness We Hear is an experimental essay by curator, writer, and SFSIA alum, Anabelle Lacroix (Alum NYC '19), published as part of the online journal Disclaimer's latest dossier From Wakefulness to Consciousness, edited by Anabelle Lacroix and commissioned by Liquid Architecture. As a journal focusing on new thinking and writing about listening and sound, this latest publication is "an invitation to critically reinvest and inhabit sonic worlds" in particular regard to insomnia. Donald Duck…

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GLOBAL MODE >

GLOBAL MODE > by Eva Davidova (Alum NYC '19) is an experimental project that explores play, new video formats, possibilities of interactivity and interdependences, and the merging of realities. Eva Davidova: Global Mode > Low Witness Objects Created with ISSUE Project Room, and supported by Harvestworks, GLOBAL MODE > is a collaboration performers Naicha Diaby, Heather Mo'Witz and Mx. Oops, the musician and artist Matthew D. Gantt, and the technologist/ musician Danielle McPhatter. The…

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A Conversation with Ai Weiwei and Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)

On 22nd December, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (Faculty NYC '19) will be in conversation with Ai Weiwei as part of the Brooklyn Rail's New Social Environment program.     The dialogue between artist Ai Weiwei and Rail Editor-at-Large Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) will span art and politics, concluding with a poetry reading. The event will be held online and open to all. See below for information.   Information Tuesday 22nd December 2020, 9 a.m. Eastern / 6 a.m. Pacific (3 p.m…

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