issue 14

Screen | Josh Gumiela

In Screen, Josh Gumiela uses an interactive video to reflect on the challenges immigrants have to face in pursuit of naturalization in the U.S. It contains 100 naturalization practice test questions provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on YouTube. The videos are loaded pseudo-randomly and streamed from YouTube in…

Point Zero | Dho Yee Chung

In Point Zero (2019), Artist Dho Yee Chung generates digital prototypes of human figures. She isolates the viewer from human skin by creating layers of screen, disassociating the human body from its digitized form. These layers suggest society uses masks to guard against digital norms. Like skin, screens are surfaces…

A Response To True Match | Kate Wiley

In the first thirty seconds of Andrea Mikysková’s True Match (2017), the viewer is rapidly confronted with imagery of our highly developed, global world. Abrupt alarms and whistling horns signal the beginning of a work day and positions social media—the stated subject of the piece—firmly within the realm of business….

Airborne Fulfillment Center Patent: US9305280B1 | Jason Isolini

Airborne Fulfillment Center is a 360-degree collage by Jason Isolini. The work is inserted in the Google Maps universe using Google Business View, a tool businesses use to bring Google Maps users from their current locations into a business. This piece is virtually published at the location of the Amazon…

Mirrored Perspectives : A Response to MBA 2k16 | Imani Shackelford

Through its digital manipulation of Spike Lee’s cut scene from the videogame NBA 2k16, Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz’s MBA 2k16 (2017) is a satirical film that explores both literal and hidden conversations of race and class. Upon first glance, the video merely depicts an interaction between ‘Freq’, a basketball player, and the owner…

Dho Yee Chung | Q+A

Dho Yee Chung’s Point Zero (2019) raised the question of what is real and what is not and a discussion about the apparatus people use to hide their identities to guard against social norms. In this interview, Chung talked about the development of her idea of the relationship between computers…

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…

Living in Between Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi

Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi | Q+A

Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi is an Iranian Graphic Designer who creates new experiences with each new work. Currently, Maryam is exploring her identity as a person who has migrated from Iran to the United States.  In her piece Living in Between (2019) Maryam expresses herself as a migrant through the past, present,…

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…