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Poetic Thinking 2016 | January 27, 2020

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Jonathan Harris

Chapulines Gratis (Free Grasshoppers)

March 17, 2016 |

Harkening back to our Jonathan Harris week, I’ve decided to share a piece that I made while traveling in Oaxaca in September 2013. I’ve never shared this piece, mostly because it felt like a private endeavor not terribly related to … Read More

Artists and Aphorisms

February 5, 2016 | 1

From Kafka to Richter, we have grappled in this class with the aphoristic form. How does the aphorism serve the artist, why are artists so drawn to the contradiction, oxymoron, the pithy and playful? How does the aphorism push up … Read More


January 25, 2016 | 1

I have been thinking about works of at that address similar material as Harris’ approach in I Love Your Work, but operate differently than Harris. The recent film Tangerine does not deal with pornography, rather with sex work, and is fictional rather than documentary. … Read More

Re: Jonathan Harris and 24 HOURS

January 25, 2016 | 2

After our conversation about Jonathan Harris, and reading Silvia’s post about Kessels’ 24 HOURS, I am reminded of two more works of art/installations dealing with technology and our lives.

Related to our conversation about the ethics and politics of Harris’ … Read More

Harris –> Barthes

January 21, 2016 |

The discussion of Harris’ “I love your work” (and in particular the question of whether the women were being objectified, exploited or demeaned) reminded me of the interesting perspective of Roland Barthes in Mythologies (“striptease”). Barthes argues that the craft … Read More


January 20, 2016 | 3

In order to compare (and better understand) Harris’ artworks, I wish to point at: “24 HRS IN PHOTOS” by Erik Kessels. This installation shares some essential elements with Network Effect, although it is an actual installation, and not something that … Read More