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A lot of searching must be done to find new rules for forming and linking phrases that are able to express the differend…What is at stake in a literature, in a philosophy, in a politics perhaps, is to bear witness to differends by finding idioms for them. -Jean Francois Lyotard, The Differend (pp. 13) This…

Photographer Liz Arenberg roams the hills of rural Vermont for the series Eden. Her cooly radiant images depict scenes of winter abandonment that evoke a sense of both painful vacancy and soothing quietude. Produced during her time as an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center in response to the loss of a pregnancy, Eden is a…

Staying power                                                                                                          …

Editor’s note: We recommend you play the below audio recording while reading this article. John Adams’ “Christian Zeal and Activity” performed by Edo De Waart and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, 1986 And I Believe That Composer John Adams’ piece “Christian Zeal and Activity,” first recorded in 1973, stands in the middle of all of…

There is an adage about watching cinema on mute. It dictates that a film is truly worth its salt when all sonic components are removed and the work remains comprehensible and compelling. It’s a very pedagogical saying, something likely concocted to impress upon film students that good filmmaking comes, first and foremost, from calculated cinematography……