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... +

Repair : Interview with Linda Tegg

07/18/2018
Repair : Interview with Linda Tegg
I was lucky to interview Linda Tegg for a project that she developed in collaboration with Baracco+Wright Architects for the Australian Pavilion of the 2018 Venice Biennale, themed around the idea of "freespace". Tegg and I talk about how one identifies what needs repair, what happens if we start to think about the earth as a client, and Tegg's ongoing project, Grasslands. See more... +

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... +

On Civil Disobedience

03/27/2018
On Civil Disobedience
Green Lantern Press pamphlet series co-edited with Fulla Abdul-Jabbar and Devin King recalls precedents set by Thoreau, Ghandi, King, Arendt and others while also considering the pamphlet’s role in US history. Filtering civic responsibility through the combined awareness of histories and disciplines, commissioned essays by writers from a range of professional backgrounds to... +

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... +