Category Archives: Essay

Activation as Freedom in Cosmococas

by Lydia Mullins, University of Chicago Originally published in the 2017 edition.   I arrived as if it were the limit of everything: the need to develop more and more something that would be extra-exhibition, extra-work, more than a participating

Activation as Freedom in Cosmococas

by Lydia Mullins, University of Chicago Originally published in the 2017 edition.   I arrived as if it were the limit of everything: the need to develop more and more something that would be extra-exhibition, extra-work, more than a participating

In Search of the Vacuous

by Melanie Shi, Columbia University Originally published in the 2017 edition. On July 9, 1975, Dutch-Californian conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader set sail from Massachusetts on a solo voyage across the North Atlantic as part of a performance piece entitled

In Search of the Vacuous

by Melanie Shi, Columbia University Originally published in the 2017 edition. On July 9, 1975, Dutch-Californian conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader set sail from Massachusetts on a solo voyage across the North Atlantic as part of a performance piece entitled

Locating Irony: Ragnar Kjartansson’s Blossoming Trees Performance

by Elizabeth Keto, Harvard College Originally published in the 2017 edition. Nothing in art is so true that its opposite cannot be made even truer. —Leo Steinberg “Irony, be gone,” declared Adam Weinberg, director of the Whitney Museum of American Art,

Locating Irony: Ragnar Kjartansson’s Blossoming Trees Performance

by Elizabeth Keto, Harvard College Originally published in the 2017 edition. Nothing in art is so true that its opposite cannot be made even truer. —Leo Steinberg “Irony, be gone,” declared Adam Weinberg, director of the Whitney Museum of American Art,

Madder Movie: Anime and Moe in Contemporary Japan

by Sebastian Choe, Columbia University Originally published in the 2017 edition.   Preface This paper functions as a companion piece to my experimental short film, Madder Movie (2016). The paper will decode the questions and concepts that the film investigates,

Madder Movie: Anime and Moe in Contemporary Japan

by Sebastian Choe, Columbia University Originally published in the 2017 edition.   Preface This paper functions as a companion piece to my experimental short film, Madder Movie (2016). The paper will decode the questions and concepts that the film investigates,

Interview: Alice Emily Baird

by Nicole Kaack, Columbia University

Interview: Alice Emily Baird

by Nicole Kaack, Columbia University

A Morbid Platform

by Eleonor Botoman, Barnard College

A Morbid Platform

by Eleonor Botoman, Barnard College