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Interview: Erica Scoggins

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Interview: Erica Scoggins

From the Editor:   Regarding editing errors in No: 94, p.12 of the print issue, Interview: Erica Scoggins Number apologizes profusely to Jac Kuntz, an art critic, journalist and editor based in Atlanta, GA for not crediting her authorship of this article.   We likewise regret and apologize to Sherry Lucas for erroneously listing her…

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Low Five: The Banality of Contemporary Trauma

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Low Five: The Banality of Contemporary Trauma

By M Hill   No. 94     Walter Sutin’s Low Five: The Banality of Contemporary Trauma Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA February 2 – 25, 2018   Low Five is a queered evaluation of the violence and pleasure derived from a fantasized culture that has forsaken postmodernity; revived slain deities; but cannot withdraw from the…

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Boredom and Capitalism (According to Wikipedia)

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Boredom and Capitalism (According to Wikipedia)

By Sarrita Hunn   In conventional usage, boredom is an emotional or psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in his or her surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious. It is also understood by scholars as a modern phenomenon…

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Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Tailored Content

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Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Tailored Content

By: Katy Henriksen     Jan. 22 – Feb. 25, 2018 Curator: Marc Mitchell   There’s a visceral urgency in 40-year-old Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s work, a multimedia artist who channels our fragmented zeitgeist who is, as she states at the end of her bio on her website: “heartbroken by the election of D****** T*****, as…

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Hyperactivity Detox

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Hyperactivity Detox

by Liz Scofield   The Experiment Method   From April 15 at the strike of midnight to April 17, I turned off my phone and computer and told myself, “I will not work for these three days. I will be bored. I will do nothing.”   I put myself through a voluntary hyperactivity detox. As…

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Mississippi Artist Provides Community Catharsis Ten Years After Katrina

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Mississippi Artist Provides Community Catharsis Ten Years After Katrina

In anticipation of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, environmental artist Elisa Marble da Silva replaced signs of the storm’s devastation with symbols of self-discovery. The Gulfport, Mississippi artist used storm debris to transform the foundations of buildings destroyed by the 2005 hurricane into meditative pavement labyrinths. With the help of the local community, da…

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Consequences of Media for Life: Becoming Boring

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Consequences of Media for Life: Becoming Boring

By Lisa M. Williamson I enter 57251 into my phone with the message: “Send me bored.” The message I receive is: “We could not find any matches. Maybe try ‘Send me something purple’.” My inner child compels me to type: “Send me (poop emoji).” The image I receive is a small sculpture that has three…

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Glitter in the Makerspace, Trouble in the Water:

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Glitter in the Makerspace, Trouble in the Water:

Appalachian Futurism & Southern Constellations – Elsewhere, North Carolina By Ash Smith   Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. — Arthur C. Clarke     This summer, before arriving at my artist residency at Elsewhere Museum, I was traveling to my childhood home in the mountains of western North Carolina when my dad…

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Life through the lens of Randy Hayes

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Life through the lens of Randy Hayes

By Jacqueline Knirnschild     In 1948, a farm boy from Clinton, Mississippi stood on the Gulf Coast with his parents, stared out at the expanse of ocean and asked, “what is a ‘gulf’ and what is ‘Mexico’?”   “I couldn’t comprehend it,” artist Randy Hayes recalls. “Why were they pointing at this water? Then they…

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Perception in the Digital Age

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Perception in the Digital Age

Very Analog Experience of this Digital Intimacy   By Liz Scofield     Cloud puff thunder heart fire water flow electricity oceans puddles connect heartbeat chest tug body buzz lost breath chemical reaction eyes eyes eyes movement open a hand a palm a chest night to morning a sunrise a hug a goodbye that lingers…

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