Issue

2.7W / In Protest

December 16 2010

Introduction

December 16, 2010. This special edition of Issue 2.7 is in response to the removal of David Wojnarowicz's 1987 film A Fire in My Belly from the Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C. In protest of the Smithsonian’s act of censorship, we have replaced all the images intended for inclusion in this issue with a still from Wojnarowicz’s film; this version will run through Saturday, December 18. In using this image to stand in for all work under consideration in Issue 2.7, it becomes representative of our community and the solidarity expressed through the screenings nationwide. Ultimately, our objective is not only to protest, but in foregrounding what others want to obscure, to remind ourselves that art’s great power lies always in creating what needs to be seen.

Features

Voice of an Object in and of Itself

Voice of an Object in and of Itself

By Anthony Marcellini

Perhaps, in order to escape this bind perpetuated by ever-present guilt and superhuman projections, we have to start at the level of the object

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The Circuit and the Singularity

The Circuit and the Singularity

By Matthew David Rana

The country has cultivated a general ethos wherein the arts are understood as necessary to the functioning of a progressive society.

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