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Oct 9, 2017
Justine Ludwig Performative Violence and Its Image 

This is violence tailored for the camera, or the camera phone. Through the distribution of these images the violence is taken on as collective trauma, while simultaneously diminishing visual impact through oversaturation.

Sep 11, 2017
Rob Goyanes Is the Club a Political Unit?

What drives humans into the night? For some, it’s just a respite from the drudgery of the day, or a desire to negotiate pleasure and risk. For others, it's a means of empowerment, an assertion of social existence.

Aug 28, 2017
Sable Elyse Smith The Sound is the Picture

By this time I was already acquainted with six different California state prisons. Saw their images from above; knew that the drive lingered in the nose longer than you expected.

Aug 14, 2017
Hunter Braithwaite Between Two Documentas

The spacing of Documentas at half-decade increments foreshortens historic time to match personal time. At a vantage of five years, we are aware both of how it felt then, and everything that’s changed since.

Jul 31, 2017
Rebecca Bengal To Burn Again

The fire started in Brandi Twilley’s bedroom. No one was home, except the cats. Maybe one of them had knocked something onto the ancient space heater with the missing ceramic plates and it sparked, lit.

Jul 24, 2017
Jessica Dawson dOGUMENTA Manifesto

dOGUMENTA is America's first art show for dogs. Not of or by dogs, but for dogs. 78 million American canines hungry for culture.

Jul 17, 2017
Alissa Bennett Marion Lambert

It’s always hard for me to identify exactly what it is about a person that compels me toward them in death, and I suppose my usual conclusion is that examining the tragedies or addictions or heartaches of a stranger makes it easier to understand my own.

Jul 3, 2017
Adrian Matejka Super Ape in Indy

Behind the stage, video flashed the expected Rastafarian iconography—spinning pot leaves, lions with majestic manes, Marcus Garvey and Haile Selassie—but interspersed throughout was dash-cam footage of downtown Indy.

Jun 19, 2017
Jamie Brisick Estoque

In 1999 I met Marie in the southwest of France. Tall, straight blond hair that cascaded down her back, rapturous blue eyes, mischievous big smile—she got a lot of attention from men, and I felt lucky to have hers.