Monthly Archives: January 2011

Hair “Fair for Knowledge: Hair” Date: Sunday, 30 January 2011, 2–6 pm Location: Brooklyn Flea, 1 Hanson Place (at Flatbush Avenue) (map and directions here) FREE. No RSVP necessary. An event organized by Cabinet and co-presented as part of Villa Gillet‘s “Walls and Bridges” series Featuring: Laurel Braitman (historian of science), Barbara Cassin (philosopher and […]

Underground Media

More Unholy Media: The Scrapbooks of Dennis Cooper

Glass as Alternate Media

class #3: The History of Printed Materials

FIELD TRIP: Barnard College Library  Zine Collection and Printed Matter The ever-present chimera– the end of the printed word: books will come to an end, or so they say. Are we indulging in Writing’s swan song? Maybe. How does language mediate the image? Does the image lean into the word? What is the relation, never […]

Field Trip: Printed Matter (class #3)

PRINTED MATTER Given that PM’s hours and our class hours do not align, together we will determine an alternate time for a class visit. Here, you will behold a variety of DIY publications and alternate methods of dissemination. “Printed Matter is the world”s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists. […]

Class #2: Excess, Stain and Gap

Assignment: Create a calendar (seasonal/daily/solar year) that features your work in relation to duration. What happens to the garment over time perceptually and literally (stain and gap and excess)? What was the literal process and its length of time in regards to producing each material the garment’s production requires? Why should these means of production […]

Class 2: Excess and Gap and Stain

READINGS Roland Barthes: an excerpt from the Fashion Reader anthology on the garment that gaps… (hand-out) Richard Von Krafft-Ebbing: Excerpt from Psychopathis Menstrualis (online) Adrienne Kennedy: A Lesson in Dead Language (hand-out) Video Pina Bausch: Rite of Spring Can’t Swallow It Can’t Spit It Out (2006): Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn Menstruation Machine by Sputniko […]

The Ass: An Organizing Principle

IMAGE: Smuggler, Ceuta, Spain/ Morrocco. The first class will be divided into three parts: an introduction to the history of DIY materials and more specifically, the ‘zine; a discussion of Freud, the fetish, and fashion; and of course, an introduction to the subject, class materials, and one another. READINGS Suzan-Lori Parks: The Rear End Exists […]

Class 1: Assignment: Mouths, Hands, Asses…and Other Unstable Territories

We will begin with the body and let anatomy (the mouths,hands, and asses of icons) drive our analysis of  the garment. Remember that we will visit the Barnard Library  Zine Collection and Printed Matter next week if you are somewhat at odds to just exactly what a zine may be. This week simply determine which […]

Postal Errors.

Protected: some aussie wandering through the arabian desert

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Comprehensive Scanners

Double Positive

  Double Positive, 2011. Breast Milk, Scanner In 2009, E-Flux invited artists to create an alternate currency for their project, Time/Bank. I located existing currencies, alternate and underground and although drugs are an obvious selection, one method of their transport became key to developing a divergent form of exchange. Women I knew as a child smuggled […]