WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE: ANALYSING POTENTIAL CHALLENGES AND TRAJECTORIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF MUSEUMS IN THE STATE OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CRISIS
This essay focuses on the potential challenges and trajectories for sustainable development of museums in the state of the global climate crisis. How museums, as educators and guardians of heritage, could potentially engage with the Anthropocene not only through...
This research paper aims to approach the cinecamera as a tangible and tactile agency through an exploration of L’Eclisse (1962) by Michelangelo Antonioni and Le Mépris (1963) by Jean-Luc Godard. An Ephemeral Caress by Amanda Robusti
This essay explores the extent to which the dead have sold their right to control their remembrance, by discerning the legal provisions relevant to digital remains made public by Facebook. Lara Bronner-The Facebook Graveyard: Have we sold our right to be...
Sash Shevchenko’s essay takes the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon as a starting point to an exploration of the accidental in art making, psychology, philosophy and, ultimately, the human.
Mask as a collective face of political protest against oppression in contemporary Poland and Russia — case study of Pussy Riot and Fag Fighters
On the example of two Eastern European activist art collectives, Agata’s essay explores the ontology of a mask as a collective face used to fight oppressive ideologies.
What Are the Ramifications for the Introduction of a Queer Pedagogy for the Individual and Society as a Whole?
Studies that survey sexual identity across industries have recorded a higher number of queer-identifying people working in industries that require “above-average social perceptiveness”. Ranking high on these lists are occupations within the arts, media, psychology and...
In 1971, experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage made a film titled The Act Of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes. The experimental documentary consists of a 40-minute recording of an autopsy. With close-ups of open rip cages and exposed brain matter, one has a hard time...
Donald Galvin (resin, silicon, walnuts, stereo speakers, sound) Inspired by the Anthropophagi movement, my interest shifted toward the ‘body’ as digestible, excretable material. Having previously lost my Grandad, I appropriated a voicemail he left me along with...
Body, Space, and Gender in the Mixed Reality Environment of Becoming Dragon (Micha Cárdenas, 2008) – A Performance in Second Life
In this essay, Agáta Hošnova explores the environment of mixed realities as experienced by Colombian-American trans-femme artist Micha Cárdenas in her performance Becoming Dragon (2008), which took place in an online and freely accessible virtual world, Second Life; the artist fully immersed for 365 hours during the time when she was undergoing hormone replacement therapy from male to female. In this context, digital worlds epitomise a sort of liminal space between the real world and the ‘artificially created’ online one – it is placed on the edge of the two.
At a time when people are using Amazon more than ever, Sophia Arnold explores ways of resisting the surveillance capitalism that embodies the company by looking at Joanna Moll’s The Hidden Life of an Amazon User.
Ioannis Andronikidis’s short essay explores the role of performative acts such as the renaming and infrastructural reframing of an institution, in reshaping monumentality.
The Emergence of Nightclubs, Nocturnal Heterotopias and the Legacy of Radical Design: from the 60s through Today
‘The imaginative architecture of pleasure and delirium of nightclubs represents a transitory place of utopia in real life. But which kind of politics of partying are embodied in the architecture of clubs? What are their potentiality of transformation for society?’
Tom Lisboa explores the notion of coexistence in the practice of Brazilian photographer Alexandre Sequeira.
Using a mixture of alternative photographic processes and analogue photography Eva Falk-Drake’s photography explores issues relating to ecology and the climate crisis.
Meeting at the intersection between video-essay, experimental film, and archive document The Roads Are Not Innocent deals with the manipulation of spaces by colonial powers in order to exert their control over territory.
Tackling themes of translation, absurdity, and gentrification, the single-channel video work Dear Yu Chu 玉珠 by Pei Chi Wu rigorously examines archival material and menial histories shared within a family through the lens of found letters from a second hand shop in Taiwan.
Saeed El-Hassan’s poetry grapples with notions of the self, language and patterns. His cross-medium approach takes from minimalist musical structures, literary works and spatial paradigms.
Yasmin Morgan explores the fluidity and seamlessness of water in its ‘techno-scientific’ manifestations, analysing ‘net-art’ pieces that critically engage with the use of water’s transparency as well as its blueness co-opted by tech companies, among other entities, to represent specific semantics.
Ana Flores presents a portfolio of three essays on the biopolitical utopian work of interdisciplinary artist Mariko Mori.
Showcasing the new filmmaking channel engaging with young artistic communities across Europe as a means of challenging cultural dialectic.
“I hope people find some sort of relatability or understanding in my artwork. Perhaps in portraying my loneliness or pain to the viewer, the viewer’s own loneliness might be eased slightly. I want my paintings to call to that vulnerability inside oneself, and transform it into a force of empowerment.”
Referencing Rodin’s statue in the title, the photographer developed the theme in collaboration with the model – an aspiring actor struggling to stay true to his path – in order to find a sincere interpretation that could resonate with the audience.
HOW THE MEDIA AND STATE CAPITALISE ON THE PERCEIVED SUFFERING OF GLOBAL SOUTH CHILDREN THROUGH THEIR IMAGES
Fiona argues using critical examples of how Global South children’s images are used to make supposed horrors concrete for potential state intervention.
Almost all aspects of our lives are now lived out online in one way or another, including artistic and creative expression. Edward John takes a look at how the platforms we depend on play a role in censoring art and the progressive politics its often wedded to.
Producing and making art from, about, and within nature – Sakiya, a progressive academy in Palestine which combines art, science, and technology.
‘Down with all hypotheses that have allowed belief in a real world.’ —— Friedrich Nietzsche. Yuhang Zhang’s takes a look at semiotics in Tomita Katusya’s ‘Tenzo’ (shown at the ‘In Focus: Tomita Katsuya’ retrospective – ICA, December 2019).
A war story.
In this essay, Krupa analyzes the positionality and privilege of the filmmaker as they attempt to assess hegemonic ideals in the process of creating decolonial film.
A foray into Tomás Saraceno’s eight-legged working and thinking process.
An essay looking at different modes of embodiment in these two ideological concepts, and their ways of shifting our usual perceptions of spatio-temporal realities.
A poem about Marks and Spencer adverts.
As part of an interdisciplinary discourse, Lara Pereira’s paper seeks cruciality in understanding rifts between people and their creations – and subsequent psychological traumas – as a result of Eurocentric institutions.
NS Harsha is based in Mysore and works in many media including painting, sculpture, site-specific installation, and public works.
Reviewing the Royal Academy’s new ambitious project — Antony Gormley’s exhibition features the artist’s early and recent works, highlighting its epic scale.
Suzanne Heintz’s work, described as photography, theatre, and social critique, is challenging the popular vision of a “fulfilled life”.
A look at Fabio Da Motta´s gay and glamorous bondage scenes.
One perspective on reading T.J. Demos Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today.
Reflections on art-making process in contemporary art and the curatorial power.
Maria Goundry explores further the relationship between melancholy and nature.
Exploring the representation of the female sex in the work of Pipilotti Rist and Luce Irigaray.
Monika Milewska identifies Open Jazdów as a model for an alternative production of social space in contemporary urban environments.
An insight into Emily Murayama’s studio, stimulating our senses.
An analysis of the representation of women towards contemporary society in relation to feminism and the image of the self.
Lily Guy-Vogel’s poem is a reflection on living in London in 2019.
The theories of Baruch Spinoza and Arne Naess resonate with the increasing importance in discussions on climate change and Epigenetics.
Positioning to be a research lab, Exposed Art Projects presents a new ongoing show questioning the tangibility of touching policy.
Anthropological approach to the study of images reveals that images do not only represent the society; images are the society.
Artie Vierkant’s post-internet art plays with our expectations and provokes discussion.
A cultural review of Jordanna Kalman’s Invisible series: How personal loss manifests itself in photography.
Seulki Ryu uses the format of the Polaroid to make audiences reconsider whether the artwork is only a photo.