WSQ Viral (2012)
Contributor to WSQ: Viral, CUNY Feminist Press.
Volume 40, Numbers 1&2 Spring/Summer 2012
Edited by Patricia Clough & Jasbir Puar
When we think of something as "viral," we often think of the transit of electronic information at an intensified speed and reach. Viral also refers to indiscriminate exchanges, often linked with notions of bodily contamination, uncontainability, and unwelcome transgression of border and boundaries. In this issue of WSQ, the editors invite a rethinking of institutions of education, family, religion, health, military, media, and law to inaugurate an inventive cultural criticism on topics ranging from social media, hacking, clouding, and financial markets to pollution, genetics, and robotics. Viral will also include interdisciplinary artists' projects, each exploring the technological, political, and biological registers of viral culture. These include a meditation on the US military's use of PowerPoint slides and an experiment involving the artist's own hepatitis C-infected blood and plant life. An ongoing social media campaign is being created with input from media maven Johanna Blakley, managing director of research at the Norman Lear Center, University of Southern California, and will continue after the issue is published.
Patricia Clough is a professor of sociology, women's studies & intercultural studies at Queens College, CUNY & the Graduate Center, CUNY.
Jasbir Puar is a professor of women's & gender studies at Rutgers University.
With articles and artwork by Tavia Nyong'o, Amit S. Rai, Mel Chen, Zach Blas, Christine Bacareza Balance, Melissa Autumn White, Caitlin Berrigan, Seb Franklin, Ken Rogers, Heather Lukes, Elena Glasberg, Una Chung, Max Hantel, Mara Mills, Jackie Orr, Marina Zurkow, Laura Splan, Melanie Crean, and last but not least Donna Haraway.
And the Seasons; They Go Round and Round (2011)
As the final installment to the two exhibitions curated by Carson Chan in the spring of 2010, 0047 is proud to announce the launch of And the Seasons; They Go Round and Round, the catalog to the exhibitions of the same names. Featuring essays by New Yorker writer Nick Paumgarten, artist and writer Patricia Reed, and economist Amin Samman, the catalog seeks to expand the investigation of the overall geometry of our social, aesthetic and economic life that was initiated by the exhibitions.
Featuring work by AIDS-3D (US) Caitlin Berrigan (US) Daisy Ginsberg (UK) Elín Hansdóttir (IS) Markus Miessen (DE) Nicolas Dusollier (FR) Paolo Chiasera (IT) Patricia Reed (CA) Ralf Pflugfelder (DE) Sabina Grasso (IT) Sascha Pohflepp (DE) Susanne Gerber (DE) Thomas Eller (DE) Valerie Kolakis (CA)
More on the exhibitions
The Anxious Prop, Case 4: Reviewing Making-Visible (2011)
Available for download at: http://www.theanxiousprop.org
This feuilleton is both a sporadic publication and a loose collective operating under the aegis of The Anxious Prop. That which is common is the desire to work with two looping, yet sequential parameters: 1. We are into the labor of producing forms, shapes, and figures as a method to explore collective knowledge by challenging the discourse of digital fabrication; 2. These forms, shapes, and figures emerge with the disposition to be activated, triggering their condition as theatrical objects and their consequent instrumental or anthropological role in the world.
Case 4 is co-directed by Jan Bovelet and Luis Berríos-Negrón, and contains contributions by Caitlin Berrigan, Luis Berríos-Negrón, Jan Bovelet, Rick Buckley, Eric Ellingsen, Tim Gough, Mendel Heit, Alexandra Hopf, Anna Kostreva, Boris Kajmak, Miodrag Ku, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, Pia Marais, MIT Museum, Olivia Plender, The Product, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Carrie Roseland, Salottobuono, Gabi Schillig, George Stiny.
L.A. Freewaves :: Video on the Loose
New DVD & Catalog Celebrating 20 Years of Media Arts (2010)
After a celebratory video installation in June at LACMA, L.A. Freewaves has released a catalog with essays and interviews on the Freewaves experimental media experience, and a DVD with with an awesome selection of 23 films culled from 20 years of L.A. Freewaves programming.
I am very excited that my video Teeth in the Wrong Places is included on the DVD. Check it out: $20 for the DVD, or $40 for the catalog + DVD. Such a steal!
Brooke Alfaro; Barbie Liberation Organization; Caitlin Berrigan; Jaco Bouwer; Portia Cobb; Tony Cokes; John Davis; Stephane Degoutin, Marika Dermineur & Gwenola Wagon; Matt Dibble & David Chung; James Duesing; Daniel Mason; Matthew McDaniel; Meena Nanji; Michael O’Reilly; Johanna Priestley & Joan Gratz; John Richey; Marlon Riggs; Janice Tanaka; Aaron Valdez; and Zhou Xiaohu.
Extra special thanks to the awe-inspiring Anne Bray!
Younger Than Jesus Directory (2009)
“Younger than Jesus: The Artists Directory” is the product of some of the most wide-ranging research in the field of contemporary art in years: the first ‘Younger than Jesus’ triennial at the New Museum. Working with a team of 200 ‘insiders’ (curators, writers, teachers, critics, bloggers and artists) scattered across the globe, curators Massimiliano Gioni, Lauren Cornell and Laura Hoptman have selected the 500 best international artists under the age of 33, from which they will curate the exhibition component of the triennial in spring 2009. While most generational exhibitions are retrospective, this one will be predictive, anticipating the future and revealing upcoming trends. “Younger than Jesus: The Artists Directory” will therefore be an unparalleled resource for curators, collectors, dealers and critics. By serving as a handbook to currrent artistic innovation, it will also appeal to artists, designers and anyone curious about the latest developments in visual culture.