Let’s Get Unconscious, Honey: Leonor Fini “Theatre of Desire, 1930-1990”
Art

Let’s Get Unconscious, Honey: Leonor Fini “Theatre of Desire, 1930-1990”

Mystics are having a welcome moment of resurgence, from Hilma af Klint’s Painting for the Future at the Guggenheim, to Leonora Carrington’s Magical Tales at The Contemporary Art Museum of Monterrey, to Leonor Fini’s overdue first survey in New York at the Museum of Sex, Theatre of Desire, 1930-1990, curated by Lissa Rivera. This is … Continue reading

In Conversation With Félicia Atkinson
Music / Performance

In Conversation With Félicia Atkinson

How many imaginary dialogues with dead poets have you had lately? Multidisciplinary artist Félicia Atkinson recently orchestrated an experimental performance in dialogue with Francis Ponge’s “The Candle (La Bougie)” from his collection Le Parti Pris des Choses (Siding with Things) at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn. An incantation of sorts, Atkinson’s sonic dreamscapes are haunting … Continue reading

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