Love To Love You Baby: Sewing Threads of Desire in Sophia Narrett’s “Certain Magic”
Art

Love To Love You Baby: Sewing Threads of Desire in Sophia Narrett’s “Certain Magic”

“Isn’t sex more erotic when spiced with a sense of danger? But how much danger?” asked music critic Stephen Holden in a review of a Donna Summer album. Those really are the questions, aren’t they? What is the line between eroticism and violence–or at least, threat–and how does one know if they’ve crossed it? Disco … Continue reading

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