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Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me: Sensory Overload At “Haptic Tactics”
Art

Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me: Sensory Overload At “Haptic Tactics”

Scratch. Scrape. Scratch. Scrape. A chill flies down my neck, ricocheting down my spine. It’s not just the sound of A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard’s collaborative video Untitled (shaving performance 2010) that sends multiple senses into overdrive. It’s also the visuals–disembodied hands wielding a straight razor, slicing precariously close to a woman’s bare skin and … Continue reading

It’s Always Summer In Hell (Or At Frieze New York): A Filthy Dreams GIF Heat Index
Art / GIF Reviews

It’s Always Summer In Hell (Or At Frieze New York): A Filthy Dreams GIF Heat Index

Whew! I don’t know about you, Filthy Dreams readers, but is it hot today or is it just me? *spontaneously combusts* As temperatures rise to 90 degrees outside, apparently they’re even hotter in that art-filled circus tent on the East River. I mean, the Frieze New York art fair on Randall’s Island! Now, I avoid art fairs … Continue reading

I’ve Got A Future: Charles Atlas’s “the past is here, the futures are coming”
Art

I’ve Got A Future: Charles Atlas’s “the past is here, the futures are coming”

What does art accomplish? It’s not such an easy question. Will work made make an impact on a political scale in the present and in the future, will it even resonate with forthcoming generations? Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley tangled with these queries’ fatalistic conclusions in his poem “Ozymandias,” depicting the grand works of a great … Continue reading

Why Isn’t The Paperboy A Canonized Camp Classic?
Film

Why Isn’t The Paperboy A Canonized Camp Classic?

You can tell a whole lot about a film’s impact by the GIFs that remain peppered throughout the Internet even years after its release. For Lee Daniels’s gloriously trashy The Paperboy, its afterlife is preserved in slow-as-molasses, steamy grabs of heartthrob Zac Efron’s Jack Jansen languishing in itty bitty, tighty whities, flexing his tautly muscled … Continue reading