Checkpoint Time: Helga Tawil-Souri

In Helga Tawil-Souri’s “Checkpoint Time”, she defines checkpoints as “material spaces made up of specific technologies and practices that engender particular embodied and territorial experiences that also exist in time.” In most cases, people pass through them because of work, but other primary reasons include doctor’s visits, family visits, and school attendance. These checkpoints signify […]

Read More Checkpoint Time: Helga Tawil-Souri

Curating the Revolution: Meeting Points 7 Article: Art is Subjective

In his interview with the curatorial collective WHW (What, How and for Whom), Omar Kholeif asks about the exhibition created for the seventh edition of Meeting Points, a biennial platform that moves from city to city. This exhibition is the union of artists, theorists, activists, artworks, discussions, talks, and performances. Because the concept of de-territorializing […]

Read More Curating the Revolution: Meeting Points 7 Article: Art is Subjective

Future Tripping: SPILLBANK

After Elizabeth Losh’s presentation, I entered McPhee’s installation SPILLBANK. Immediately I found it pretty unsettling– the combination of three channel video, which was filled with overlays and constant movement, and audio, which was grating to my ears. I found the audio particularly unsettling and I began feeling anxious right away. Because of this, I left […]

Read More Future Tripping: SPILLBANK

Biases in “Fractured Lands”

In London’s critique on Anderson’s “Fractured Lands” in his article “The New York Times whitewashes US imperialism in Middle East and contemplates ethnic cleansing”, he points out ways in which the piece skews information and the understanding of Middle Eastern conflict throughout the past fifty years. Because all news and media outlets, including The New […]

Read More Biases in “Fractured Lands”