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Let’s Talk about (T)ogether : A Response | Jessica Mairena

Noah Daum’s TOGETHER provides harrowing and provocative juxtapositions of graphics and found objects to create uniquely relevant amalgamations. The artist states that these works are meant to be viewed in the context of together (stylized TOGETHER), which he claims to be a “fictional dystopic society that attracts people into joining,…

TOGETHER | Noah Daum

Noah Daum’s series TOGETHER provides harrowing and provocative juxtapositions of graphics and found objects to create uniquely relevant amalgamations. Utilizing these associations between “folk” and propaganda, Daum creates an American dystopian narrative that is simultaneously foreboding and nostalgic.   ::: *TOGETHER is best viewed at full screen.   Check out Jessica…

Walking Down the L Train | Fengyi Franklin Zhu

Walking Down the L Train | Fengyi Franklin Zhu

Fengyi Franklin Zhu’s Walking Down the L Train is an interactive digital piece that explores the fictional documentation of a walk down empty NYC subway carriages. The viewer can control this process by clicking and dragging to navigate a 180° view of each carriage. Additionally, the user’s cursor controls the…

Imagine A Place to be Among Friends | James Murray

In José Esteban Muñoz’s book Cruising Utopia, the introduction begins: “Queerness is not yet here.” James Murray’s Imagine A Place To Be Among Friends visualizes the “not yet here” that Munoz articulates, demonstrating how queer futurity represents endless possibility. Using Processing, Murray produces queer insignias that represent the array of queer social groups…

Resurrecting the Patchwork Girl in the Pain Index | Izzy Pezzulo

“I am buried here. You can resurrect me, but only piecemeal. If you want to see the whole, you will have to sew me together yourself.” -Shelley Jackson, Patchwork Girl Hypertext, the nonlinear form of digital text that allows a user to choose their own pathway among multiple interconnected elements, was…

The Pain Index | Nicole Brunel

Nicole Brunel’s Pain Index takes us back to the early days of hyperlinked artwork. With a similar format to Patchwork Girl by Shelley Jackson and Mouchette by Martine Neddam, The Pain Index is a labyrinth of links that guide the viewer through a swirl of fiction, history, and theory about the oppression…

Meat Mouchette | Jessica Mairena

Martine Neddam’s Mouchette.org is a digital art piece that explores themes of infantilization, fetishization, and cyber identity through an interactive net experience. Originally launched in 1996, the artist fabricated the cyber persona “Mouchette,” an almost thirteen year old girl whose infantile speech and graphic adult-content  (i.e. suicide and violence) interests mirror…

Ghost City | Izzy Pezzulo

Ghost City is a soundscape created using sound recordings from a 2,220 acre tract of land in Henrico County, Virginia called Elko Tract. During WWII, it was used as a “decoy city” to evade Japanese and German bombers targeting Richmond. The structure of this piece of land closely resembles Richmond City,…

Transformations | Miranda Rosenblum

Miranda Rosenblum’s poetry collection, Transformations, explores the intersections of being queer in a post-internet world. Responding to contemporary themes such as online dating and gender dysphoria, Transformations is a glimpse into love, loss, and identity during the age of the internet. ::: iphone love story we were in love for…