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Some Kind of Ether | Izzy Pezzulo

Some Kind of Ether is a video piece that utilizes appropriated and original material to create a meditation on, as the artist puts it, “the origin of cybernetics as we know it, and the way we imagine technology as a result.”  The cybernetics of the 70’s was heavily developed by the…

Eight, Four Five | Jessica Mairena

Eight, Four Five is Jessica Mairena’s exploration of trauma and psychology through conceptual drawings, as affected by the precariousness of the digital sphere. The traveling of the images via e-mail have continuously distorted the image, undoing the calculated and tedious manner in which traumas and unruly emotions have been walled…

Reexamining the “Real”: A Response to STRANGERS COWBOYS | Izzy Pezzulo

Emily Sasmor’s STRANGERS COWBOYS is a journey that takes place over time, with many different elements, exploring the lives of (unnamed) characters taking place in a seemingly apocalyptic universe. Sasmor’s work is gripping– in a way that the viewer themselves can become lost in the labyrinthine layers of the complex…

Mixed Connections | Emma Dickson

“Still waiting…” “Lingering grace at J. Alexander’s.” “Gay hat, green shorts.” Through a randomized recombination of Craigslist Missed Connection posts, Emma Dickson’s Mixed Connections reevaluates digital longing, anonymity, identity, and place. Mixed Connections pulls from Craigslist posts in three cities—Pittsburg, New York, and Durham—exploring the similarities and differences of each…

Without a Trace | Jody Zellen

Without a Trace slows down the streaming news cycle and asks us to take stock of the outline—the contrast—of the text and image presented. Jody Zellen digitally traces an international news photograph from the New York Times, a current title pulled from the New York Times RSS, three words pulled from…

THANK YOU | Vi Trinh

Vi Trinh’s animation, THANK YOU, explores the relationship between power and powerlessness, and thus casts the characters of humans, institutions, and animals. Trinh uses a sliding scale of greyness to show a false dichotomy between nature and humans. As we watch bear and woman dance between nature and audience, we are…

Hyperobjects | Bryan Meador

Bryan Meador’s Hyperobjects is a collection of hybrid images at the intersection of digital collage and painting that results in a decadently reimagined natural world with extreme breadth. Though he relies on specific shapes and images often associated with flora and fauna, his manipulations of color, dimension, and movement create…

Welcome To My Home | Sarah Beckwith as Baleada Queen

Welcome To My Home is a glimpse into the world of Baleada Queen, a fallen telenovela star clinging to what remains of her former stardom. The video reflects the journey of recovery that Sarah Beckman as Balaeda Queen has experienced, calling on themes such as mental illness, isolation, and what…

Cyber Black Girl | Elizabeth Montague

Elizabeth Montague’s Cyber Black Girl explores the post-colonial nuances of the black female experience. Drawing upon her personal narrative as an African American woman, Montague investigates how the social construct of race has produced the cultural phenomenon of blackness. Cyber Black Girl questions the definition of blackness, hair politics, and the effects…