Caught In Eternal Digital Glitches: A Conversation With Jess Johnson
Art

Caught In Eternal Digital Glitches: A Conversation With Jess Johnson

New Zealand-born, NYC-based artist Jess Johnson’s recent exhibition Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost at Jack Hanley Gallery was a maximalist installation in which analog met digital, whereby her drawings were translated into virtual reality. Filthy Dreams’s Jessica Caroline chats to Johnson about her hyper-psychedelic theme park of cyber bodies in both unison and discord: … Continue reading

Sharing The Void: Boundlessness In Allana Clarke’s ‘Notes On Belonging To Boundaries’
Art

Sharing The Void: Boundlessness In Allana Clarke’s ‘Notes On Belonging To Boundaries’

Our experience of bodies resides along a spectrum of envy and repulsion. René Girard observed that tragedies and comedies alike are driven by mimetic desire, a contagious wanting that drives all social relations. Girard articulated that the repression of envy is the real repression of our time. Desire for a kind of knowing and mastery … Continue reading

Move Over, Mozart! 7 Experimental Emerging Composers For Curious Novice Ears
Music

Move Over, Mozart! 7 Experimental Emerging Composers For Curious Novice Ears

Here is a non-definitive list of experimental emerging composers cutting it up in New York, making departures from tradition and leading us down tainted détournements of sound. This semi-competent list is made for those of you, like me, that consider yourselves utter rookies who may have tried playing the recorder for a hot half-second in school before giving up. Continue reading