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Invisibility: Society must accept some things as real; but [the artist] must always know that visible reality hides a deeper one, and that all our action and achievement rest on things unseen.—James Baldwin

  • Digging
  • Extraction
  • Growth
  • Invisibility
  • Land and Sea
  • System Failure

The Erosion of Silicon Beach

Nina
Sarnelle
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discomforting circularity turns in my stomach, thinking about Santa Monica’s full-circle from place of work to ‘workplace.’

  • 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.

  • Digging
  • Extraction
  • Fictions
  • Generation
  • Invisibility

Spoils of a Lost Referent

Felipe
Meres
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Despite the conclusion, the museum continues to exhibit the sculpture, claiming that it has acquired a modern cultural identity that transcends “issues of origin and genuineness” and stands as an “icon of the ever-changing perceptions and connoisseurship in the field of pre-Columbian studies.”

  • 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.

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