Issue 9

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…

Our American Way

While Woodrow Wilson might not have actually said that The Birth of a Nation was like history written in lightning, he is definitely responsible for the following quote which appears in the film: “The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation…until at last there had sprung into…

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,…

Yefeng Wang | Q + A

Yefeng Wang is a new media artist who actively pursues his artistic career in both East and West, and continues to think and work critically across media including Experimental 3D rendering and animation, video installation, virtual reality, and 3D printing. He left China for the United States after completing his BFA…

Saturnine Tassajara | Toban Nichols

Toban Nichols is a visual artist who works mostly in video and photography. He explores digital distortion, and the creation and destruction of an image via technology. Saturnine Tassajara takes us through a story of digital creation—utilizing camp, the glitch, and performance to talk about the possibilities of distortion through a…

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…

From The Ground Up: A Response to Astroturfing | Kevin Johnson

“How do you make decisions in an increasingly complex world?” “Real or Fake?” “What has been done?” These questions, posted on the endless void of social media, are out of context but packed with meaning. These questions are not human questions. These were asked in a calculated effort to support…

Timo Kahlen | Q + A

Timo Kahlen’s sound and visual work explores unusual mediums, such as wind, steam, light, vibration, sound, and more to convey global concepts. Throughout his career of more than 25 years, Kahlen’s experimentation with noise and media art have allowed him to participate in over 150 solo and collaborative gallery showings….