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Cosmology: In the West, the study of the physical universe defined as: 1) The uniqueness of the Universe: there exists only one; and 2) the physical situation that is the context in the large for human existence. But also: symbols, allegories, metaphors, and spirit; mirroring of heavens and earth; celestial bodies; the seen to explain the unseen.

  • Cosmology
  • Extraction
  • Fictions
  • Generation
  • Invisibility
  • System Failure
  • Visualization

Three Diffractions of LA

Suzanne
Kite
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I talk to my cousin Corey Stover on the phone and he teaches me hokšíkilowaŋpi (to sing a lullaby); we are both cruelly out of tune. He is in Oglala Nation, I am in LA, and we perform our distance. He sings to me and I to him, a short melody. I watch LAPD helicopters out the window of 242 East Avenue 41 and compose a short drone.

  • Cosmology
  • Generation
  • Invisibility
  • System Failure
  • The Body
  • Visualization

Ghosts and Flowers

Phillip
Birch
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I kept considering what happens when liminal space becomes static—how we are all stuck in this transition with the expectation of a return of normalcy, but in actuality there is no neutral, there is no normal. Normal is a veneer in which a few have the privilege of living under.

  • Cosmology
  • Extraction
  • Generation
  • Land and Sea
  • System Failure
  • The Body
  • Visualization

ABOVE BELOW

Sarah Rosalena
Balbuena-Brady
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Colonialism is rooted in the planetary imagination which fails to account for histories of structural racism based on geologic relations and the violent dispossession of indigenous lands. This resulted in legacies of destructive cartography and mapping now used in machine vision in space.

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