“the watchmaker must duly take an ever-present duty to keep the machinations from stalling and presenting the case for non-linearity”
“Agamben’s ‘bare life’ is visualized through the refugees and migrants, desperate lives in search of a better future and for us, a potential vision of a dystopia where the extreme polarity between those of us inside and those outside is distinctly highlighted.”
”The whole city though I am only in a neighborhood seems capable of changing its face as I am carried through it offering possibilities for omni-architectural and urban planning on rails”. I have this repeating dream in which I am in an urban environment not dissimilar to Berlin. The buildings have a late nineteenth century […]
These event headlines are embedded in this single image, now symbolic of defiance against the brute force of state power. It is both the beginning and the end – the beginning the event evokes and an end that stops at the image and caption. The news image of global importance is the both the beginning […]
At its base, ‘Un Universe Pequeno’ seeks to convey, in visual terms, that of a similarity to speech. This is where the base of communication meets that of the expression of the visual.
The book by Kominek is nocturnal in every way. Black pages, black endpapers, black outlook, black object, black vision.
“Drive, look, and photograph. That was the beauty of it—it didn’t matter where I went.”
XZc7w, 2011 @ Doug Rickard Horrorcore, a sort of contemporary American gothic, with all the inherent inversion of values. INTERNET GOTHIC and Transcendentalism in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 In the preface of National Anthem Doug Rickard quotes Walt Whitman; in the coda he quotes Woodie Guthrie. […]
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA) With a 2013 budget request of approximately $10.8 billion, the NSA is the second-largest agency in the U.S. intelligence community. It is headquartered in Fort Meade, Maryland. By Trevor Paglen My intention is to expand the visual vocabulary we use to “see” the U.S. intelligence community. Although the organizing logic […]
Art as Evidence. A panel with Trevor Paglen, Jacob Appelbaum and Laura Poitras. Moderated by Tatiana Bazzichelli. Friday January 30, 2014, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl whilst working for CBS News on a ’60 Minutes’ episode which aired on Nov. 23, 2014. Bob Simon is the correspondent. Michael Gavshon and David Levine, producers. Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been. […]
TOM. Photographs by Doug Rickard. Little Big Man, 2013. Unpaged, illustrated throughout “TOM is book about obsession,” explains artist Doug Rickard. “Mine and someone else’s. We watch over the shoulder of he who once watched over other shoulders.” Drawing its name from that of a peeping Tom, TOM unearths vintage found images that show […]