TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/18-8/24)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/18-8/24)

1. Spectralina Performance August 18, 2016, 6-8PM Work by: Selina Trepp and Dan Bitney DePaul Art Museum: 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614   2. Start Together August 19, 2016, 6-9PM Work by: Jaclyn Jacunski Chicago Artists Coalition: 217 N. Carpenter St,...
Conceptions of Plant-Life: An interview with Giovanni Aloi

Conceptions of Plant-Life: An interview with Giovanni Aloi

Thinking about taxidermy, the ultimate “animal-made object” has substantially shaped my ideas on agency and passivity in contemporary art involving the non-human; whilst Jane Bennett’s and Graham Harman’s work have substantially expanded my views on objects and agency. I have also been thinking a lot about surfaces in contemporary art. Taxidermy is all surface—a practical and metaphorical totalization of animality whilst plants are all-surface in a more, “helpless” but nonetheless related way.

Why are we doing art at all? An interview with Eiko Honda

Why are we doing art at all? An interview with Eiko Honda

What does it mean to be modern? And can we possibly find a different kind of modernity by narrating our current issues and past events differently? Might that change the future as well? And of whom? How can we try to extend one’s imagination beyond our established conventions? The historiography of language—of one of the most fundamental commons—and of artistic practice that works with the human tool of imagination— might have some answers to the queries.

Attention Drift: An Interview with Mark Payne

Attention Drift: An Interview with Mark Payne

I feel like the poet’s role, or poetry’s role, anyway is to disequilibriate, that is to say, to throw everything out of balance with disharmonious attachments. I think poetry is really good at that. Disequilibriation might be the beginning of liberation.

Sunday Comics: Animal Bones as Artistic Medium

Sunday Comics: Animal Bones as Artistic Medium

The following comic was inspired by Inherencies (Nov-Feb 2016): a solo exhibition by Rebecca Beachy, and originally appeared on Hyperallergic. Beachy’s show was also mentioned here, on Bad at Sports’ Edition 44. Thanks to Jillian Steinhauer for all of the...
A Generative Perception of Space: An Interview with Samuel Hertz

A Generative Perception of Space: An Interview with Samuel Hertz

In that sense, a viewer already has an embodied sense of space but what I’m really interested in is how sound starts to move around you when you’re in that environment. Do you consider yourself to be a part of an ecology or an environment when that’s happening? Or are you simply inside of a sound installation?