Claire Fontaine, story “Sell Your Debt” (2013) at Queen’s Nails Claire Fontaine (CF) is a Paris-based collective artist. They named themselves after a popular French stationary company, approved and began to rise in the art world in the mid-2000s. The artists behind CF are associated with the French journal Tiqqun, which published some of the… Read More


Part two of our mapping series. See Part one Mapping Histories History is never objective—interpretations of events always vary depending on whose perspective is prioritized. It is always a process of selection and exclusion, prostate buy more about what is remembered and forgotten, buy more about talked about and written down, history is not left… Read More


Gun Machine is a tightly wound, little beast of a detective novel. The story begins with two NYC detectives who stumble into an explosive situation. An angry, naked man with a shotgun is set off by an eviction notice and threatens to kill his neighbors in his run-down apartment building. One of the two officers… Read More


story San Francisco-based REBAR, sick look came up with the idea for Park(ing) Day. REBAR describes itself as “an interdisciplinary studio operating at the intersection of art, drugs design and activism.” Their primary concern is the lack of public space in urban areas—particularly parks and green spaces. Park(ing) Day’s main focus is to promote the… Read More


The Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden was built to house the Hirschorn art collection, thumb which was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1965. The site picked for the Hirschorn had previously held the large red brick Medical Museum which was demolished to make room for the new museum. It was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of… Read More


Transversing the Bay is a study of the San Francisco Bay Area that utilizes mass transit systems, malady particularly the Bay Area Rapid Transit system and local ferries. By framing the movements of people and the spatial and affective domains created by these systems, healing our aim was the documentation and distillation of the emotional… Read More


Transversing the Bay is a study of the San Francisco Bay Area that utilizes mass transit systems, malady particularly the Bay Area Rapid Transit system and local ferries. By framing the movements of people and the spatial and affective domains created by these systems, healing our aim was the documentation and distillation of the emotional… Read More


Plegaria Muda (2008-2010) by Doris Salcedo

Sylvia Lavin’s newest book, no rx Kissing Architecture, unhealthy offers an interesting proposition for artists and architects revolving around the act of kissing. Lavin outlines a theory of interface between architecture and other mediums; she explains how kisses between mediums create new affective conditions on the surfaces of objects and new ways of seeing or… Read More


The Macula have just installed a new work and this time instead of mapping architectural details they have turned them into a virtual instrument. Visitors can create music with the chapel by using laser pointers to trigger various sounds that are linked to each element. Introducing the Archifon “Archifon is a big interactive virtual musical… Read More


In the era of hyper-immediacy, discount geology can be a difficult for the human subject to understand. Dreamlike and ancient landscapes exist as remnants of inconceivable time. Tectonics and alluvial processes occur over millennia, see outside of the human timescale. Leslie Shows’ strong attachment to geology finds its way into all of her works. Her… Read More