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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…

Flowers for Donald | Gregory Eddi Jones

Flowers for Donald feels like made-in-the-moment reactions to a politically messy environment and sensational news coverage. The series of digital collages utilize symbol and allegory that we are utterly familiar with, particularly in our digital lives that are constantly bombarded with images, the latest headline, and news updates. Each of…

Gregory Eddi Jones | Q + A

Gregory Eddi Jones’ Flowers for Donald is a series of digital collages created in response to the election of Donald Trump. Jones uses flowers as “anchor points of protest, memorial, and self-reflexive connotations of enduring beauty,” which play with the heightened emotional dialogue that surrounds the current news cycle. Each collage…

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…