From politics

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…

1. We Ran Out Of Cool, New Stuff After NASA’s high-quality run-in with Pluto last week, there are no more planets (dwarf or otherwise) that anyone really cares enough about to see. Unless Eris is guaranteed to have a Bay of LeBron James or Dumbledore Mountain, then what’s the point? But our disappoint doesn’t end…

For H. Blue watched as a word or phrase materialized in scintillating sparks, a poetry of fire which casts everything into darkness with the brightness of its reflections. Derek Jarman The doctors did what they could for you. At first they used words, they gave it a name, “atrial septal defect.” They used their words in…

Towards A Queer Mythology by Anne Pasek

With thanks to Matthew Hunter. Contemplating the turn from darkroom to digital methods, photographer Jeff Wall famously takes stock of the historical materiality of his medium in the 1989 essay “Photography and Liquid Intelligence.” In this short work, the fading form of analog photography is poetically described as a dynamic meeting of two distinct powers:…

Oocyte Aesthetic, Human Design and Mission Creep by Adam Zaretsky

“In re-opening the allowance for GM babies, whose genetic changes will be passed on to future generations, the FDA is taking the next steps toward toeing the line on genetic human enhancement.” (1) “If the FDA gives the OHSU researchers a green light to move towards human clinical trials, it will be the first instance…