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Arrows of the Dawn (2013-present) references a series of short essays and manifestos published by the Byrdcliffe Colony, which was a failed Utopian community for artists, started at the beginning of the 20th century in Woodstock, New York. While the founders had high hopes of this being a self-sustaining artist colony in tune with the…

The preceding text is a translation-interpretation of Kurt Cobain’s suicide note into the International Code of Signals. Sentence spacing and punctuation have been necessarily eliminated, otherwise each letter of the source document is represented by its respective standardized flag symbol. Mother’s Day, 10 May, 2015 München Patrick J. Reed is an artist and researcher with…

You know that woman who sits in the crescent moon, playing a ukulele? That’s Katie Armstrong. Sittin’ away, a gentle hand strumming, voice sweeter than marsala and sadder than rue. Her songs, autonomous creations on their own, provide both an aural backdrop and a sonic tether for her introspective, complex, and painstakingly made ink-on-paper animations.…

Refining Commitment

“Time Is On My Side” was originally written by Jerry Ragovoy under the pseudonym Norman Meade. In 1963, an arranger by the name of Garry Sherman contacted Ragovoy after trombonist, Kai Winding, had interest in the song’s more commercial potential. However, Ragovoy did not have any extra lyrics prepared, save for five words that comprise…