By Serpentine Magazine

A journal of arts & culture.

“Photographs are a way of imprisoning reality…One can’t possess reality, one can possess images—one can’t possess the present but one can possess the past.” —Susan Sontag, On Photography There is no need for us to extol the pervasive importance or sheer ubiquity of photographs in the digital age. These facts are undeniable; reports suggest that one…

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Imagine a room: dark and cool. There is a single, slowly flashing bulb illuminating the space. While you can’t be completely sure, you believe the room is full of people, all gently dancing to the steady beats radiating from the DJ’s booth. Maybe it’s the end or maybe it’s the beginning. Who knows? Either way, things are…

As part of Serpentine Magazine‘s music issue, we bring you the music of our lives: Everyday Radio, an online exhibition of sound. Using the mobile application Periscope, a social media platform built around livestreaming video, the artists will remove the visual and broadcast purely audio. The app’s slogan is “Explore The World Through Someone Else’s Eyes” but…

Iowa City, Iowa native, Brendan Hanks (formerly known as Ex-Action Model), has been creating electronic music for over a decade. Often working at the intersection of dance music and ambience, he crafts sharp melodies and ocherous textures set against brittle beats. Hanks released his first album under the Ex-Action Model moniker, Dropland, in the fall…