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Living in Between Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi

Living in Between | Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi

Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi’s Living in Between (2019) represents the political, cultural, and racial barriers migrants face. Each illustration depicts an aspect of a migrant’s unpredictable future, asking viewers to experience the anxieties and uncertainties inherent to a migrant’s experience. In its original gallery form, audience members receive a lottery ticket…

100 Year Plan | Emotional.Store

100 Year Plan is an interactive live-cinema experience of a near-future online variety show by Scotty Wagner and Bailey Hikawa of the duo Emotional.Store. The piece poses an examination of the human mind in the midst of automation takeover, combining livestream performance, pre-recorded videos, songs, websites and wearables into a…

Surfing the Underground | Richard Heckert

Surfing the Underground by Richard Heckert, is not, surprisingly, digital artwork. The drawings are created with Stabilo pens on color cardboard. The result, though, is an enticing discussion on digital era culture. Each work is full of different elements and details, and every picture is visually stimulating, with noticeable influences…

when the seasons change my feelings change | Pink Box

when the seasons change, my feelings change prompts the audience to reflect on the cycle of human life through the Kubler-Ross model of grief. A collaborative effort by five designers from Virginia Commonwealth University, the immersive VR experience draws the player into a colorful and geometric environment. Through the experience,…

Pollinating Proxies | Colin Rosati

Pollinating Proxies uses footage from 20th century 16mm film to modern-day computer vision to portray how technology affects our interpretation of truth. Colin Rosati uses the buzz of technology, the chirps of hummingbirds, text, and film footage to scrutinize the connection between consumption and desire. Although Rosati’s metaphor between hummingbirds…

True Match | Andrea Mikysková

True Match (2017) is a short video piece that questions and comments on how social media functions within capitalism. Andrea Mikysková uses stock footage of the biggest cosmetics and fashion warehouses to juxtapose material products with the intangible products “sold” on social media. The piece ends in a shocking culmination,…

MBA 2k16 | Adam Liszkiewicz

In MBA 2K16, Adam Liszkiewicz uses Cheat Engine to modify MBA 2k16 cutscenes, replacing the face of a Harlem-born basketball player with a MIT-educated owner. As a result, the piece portrays the team owner talking to a near clone of himself, revealing classist and racial tensions and making the viewer…

Black Portrait 1, Xavier McFarlin

Xavier McFarlin | Selected works

The following selected works explore various performative poses as the artist becomes both model and creator, passive poseur and provocateur. McFarlin utilizes bold colors, costumes, props and different scenic designs to satirize the artifice of western culture—an artifice that we may recognize, but often ignore. By using his own image,…

Please step out of the frame | Karissa Hahn

Please step out of the frame uses Super 8, a desk, and a laptop to create a playful and thoughtful visual study of the “frame-within-frame” concept and the choreography between body and screen. Hahn manipulates the zoom of her camera to dive into various layers of frames, and through various…