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August 1, 2019
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Something To Do With A Girl Named Marla – Eros And Gender In Fincher’s “Fight Club”, Part 1 (Vernon Cisney)

The following is the first installment of a three-part series. A way that can be walked is not The Way A name that can be named is not The Name —Tao Te Ching, Verse 1 The first rule of fight club is: you do not talk about fight club.The second rule…

July 7, 2019
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Mediation Into Remediation – The Impact Of The “Blockbuster” Industry On Visual Culture, Part 2 (Alice De Bourgoing)

The following is the second of a two part series.  The first can be found here. With the recent debate on the switch from illusion to immersion, we know that Hollywood’s image factory produces affect despite our awareness of constructed images. Indeed, our suspension of disbelief works only in cinema.…

June 24, 2019
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Mediation Into Remediation – The Impact Of The “Blockbuster” Industry On Visual Culture, Part 1 (Alice De Bourgoing)

The following is the first of a two-part series. When Damien Chazelle’s La La Land (2016) won six Oscars and seven Golden Globes, I wondered how a film that was not really innovative could be such a success. Indeed, this transposition of classical jazz musical only renews the old genres…

June 1, 2019
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What Might Burning Man Say To Reflexive Christianity In The West?, Part 2 (John W. Morehead)

The following is the second of a two-part series.  The first installment can be found here. With a basic definition of counterculture, as well as consideration of their oppositional forms of expression and differing types, I now turn to consideration of their significance in relation to Burning Man, as well…

May 20, 2019
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What Might Burning Man Say To Reflexive Christianity In The West?, Part 1 (John W. Morehead)

The following is the first of a two-part installment. An annual event held in connection with the Labor Day weekend in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada has become a pop culture phenomenon. Burning Man Festival, which began very modestly in northern California’s Bay Area with a handful of individuals,…

May 9, 2019
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Making Mesoamerica Visible In The Discourse Of Contemporary Art And Ecology (Elliott Jenkins)

“In our everyday lived experience, there is an unforgiving momentum to adopt ways of being that are Eurocentric within a coloniality of power, especially in schools.”  -Cueponcaxochitl Dianna Moreno Sandoval In order to recognize human impact on the environment, it is first important to understand our relationship with our planet…

April 25, 2019
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Images Of Place And Territory In Contemporary Israeli-Jew And Palestinian Art, Part 2 (Yael Guilat)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first one can be found here.  Translation from Hebrew: Daria Kassovsky. Representation of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Landscapes and Maps  In the local history of landscape representation as territory, concurrent with the development of the landscape motif in national-Zionist art, landscape…

April 17, 2019
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Images Of Place And Territory In Contemporary Israeli-Jew And Palestinian Art, Part 1 (Yael Guilat)

The following article is published in two installments. Translation from Hebrew: Daria Kassovsky. Images of maps have been a prevalent motif throughout the history of art, from the 6th- century Madaba Map in Jordan, through Navajo sand maps in North America, to the work of 16th and 17th century artists such…

April 9, 2019
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James Bond And Jack Sparrow – Literary Archetypes Of Contrasting Economic Eras (Marianne Kimura)

Commander James Bond and Captain Jack Sparrow. Both are British. Both are fictional characters. Both are heroes. Both are clever. Both appeal to the opposite sex. Both are good-looking, quick with comebacks, original in their approaches to adversity, and adroit with weapons. Both are seemingly mesmerizing to movie audiences and…

April 2, 2019
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“Metasonics” – The Silent Space Of The Vacuum (Jonathan P. Morgan)

Many kinds of structures seem ubiquitous and essential for the kind of meaning humanity concerns itself with. The anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss’ early work on myth and kinship are two significant examples with the influence of each visible in much of our daily existence. Still, we must ask, can structures of…