If the hours were already counted: Angelika Markul

08/03/2018
If the hours were already counted: Angelika Markul
Angelika Markul If the hours were already counted, 2016. Installation video with music by Simon Ripoll-Hurier. Film, black and white, sound, 11’47’’ loop. Naica crystal framed and a crystal-shaped installation.
May 11-July 29, 2018 / Sector 2337, Chicago "This is a landscape where one knows one is not welcome within, but where one wants to stay. The scientists are decked out in suits to prevent the cave’s extreme heat and atmosphere from getting to them, but even that is not enough. The explorers are later shown inside a plastic quarantine chamber with an A/C unit, in two sets of shots that look as if they come from the latest Sci-Fi horror blockbuster. As the film loops within itself (the film... +

Accumulations of Influence: Stephen Lapthisophon’s Styles of Radical Will at Sector 2337

06/23/2018
Accumulations of Influence: Stephen Lapthisophon’s Styles of Radical Will at Sector 2337
Accumulations of Influence: Stephen Lapthisophon’s Styles of Radical Will at Sector 2337
Stephen Lapthisophon, Eggbell, 2016. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago. Photo by Clare Britt.
The following essay was originally published by the Chicago Review in June 2018: Stephen Lapthisophon’s Eggbell (2016) is true to its name: literally, the top cap of an eggshell sprinkled with gold metallic pigment, weighted by a thick nail, and strung with fishing line from a larger rope. This larger rope is tied to track lighting in the gallery and slopes to the floor, ending under a well-worn hardcover book as thick as... +

Pop Quiz

01/22/2018
The following short story originally appeared in Wigleaf. It was a finalist for the Mythic Pizza award. The therapist said, for instance: I notice you bite your fingernails. I notice you twirl your hair when you’re talking. I take it you have trouble making eye contact. You’re rubbing the thighs of your pants with the palms of your hands. Do you bite the inside of your cheek? I see your fingers are stained. When you roll your... +

The Chronicles of Fortune

12/25/2017
The Chronicles of Fortune
My first graphic novel, The Chronicles of Fortune was published by Radiator Comics in 2017. You can pick up a copy here. About the book: Originally published as a series of minicomics, The Chronicles of Fortune is a quirky and idiosyncratic adventure of Fortuna, the greatest superhero who could do anything to improve the world, but is tragically stricken with... +

Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens

09/28/2017
Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens
Banu Cennetog˘lu, BEINGSAFEISSCARY, 2017, various materials, Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, documenta 14. Photo: Roman März.

The following article was originally published by The Seen in September, 2017.

In a sense, the Western World presumes to be (always) learning from Athens, espousing Ancient Greece as its point of origin and thereafter presuming a complex blend of familiarity, ownership, and admiration. The inscribed plaques on the gates at the... +