Nonhuman Solidarities: Katherine Behar and Eben Kirksey Discuss High Hopes (Deux)

Nonhuman Solidarities: Katherine Behar and Eben Kirksey Discuss High Hopes (Deux)

On Roomba list serves, you find people talking about just wanting to watch their first Roomba clean, like proud mamas and papas. Even pets want to play with Roombas. They’re very endearing devices. Yet these transpecies relationships are complicated because we’re mirroring how we interact with humans. We work for them and they work for us, and part of that work involves making ourselves care–for–able, and learning to expect certain kinds of care in return.

Studies of Exhaustion

Studies of Exhaustion

After Open Engagement happened, a few people asked me if I had gone. I hadn’t; I didn’t. I kept on reading write-ups of what happened, some of which were great, but I kept on not caring at all about what was being said, what was being talked about, or what had been...
Ben Gest:  Laboring to Enact the Real

Ben Gest: Laboring to Enact the Real

Guest post by Virginia Konchan   Photography must annihilate itself as medium to be no longer a sign, but the thing itself.   —Roland Barthes   Ben Gest’s photorealist photography, comprised of stark, neo-classical tableaux, depicts alienated subjects...
INSTALLATOR

INSTALLATOR

“Tumblr is a great way for people who don’t create content to share content thus lending their life some kind of creative import.”  This is the somewhat omniscient Jayson Musson’s tweet from a couple of weeks ago.  The more I think about it – and I...