Behind the Mask: Space Children


While doing some research I came across this event that took place last year at the British Library. Space Children: From Dr. Funkenstein to the ArchAndroid featured interviews with George Clinton and Nona Hendryx in which they discussed their spaced-out fashion styles as well as a screening of John Akomfrah’s The Last Angel of History. […]

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Art of This World: Ramel Jasir


Gestation exhibition Ramel Jasir began his painting career in 2006 after a friend advised him to start as a way to deal with some stressful events in his life. As a self-taught artist, he describes (click on the link to see his interview) his art as his “ever-evolving voice in color.” Taking influences from indigenous […]

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Otherworldly Videos: Zincgraff


Written and directed by Cameroon-born, San Francisco based filmmaker Lino Brown, Zincgraff is the story of a  reclusive painter who holds onto a lost love through his memories and hallucinations in order to finish a portrait of her. Brown described the film as “an internal exploration of a relationship and the timeline of dissolution & empathy, […]

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The My-Stery: Frankensteinian Females


Last week, I wrote about how the ideas about creation in Frankenstein can be found in records like “Dr. Funkenstein” and “Monster.” Since Nicki Minaj is on “Monster,” I want to continue the Frankenstein theme with women. Although Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, most of the women seem to be weak, secondary characters in the story. […]

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