Features

Indicting the Poisonous Imaginary—Radha D’Souza and Jonas Staal

In 2021 D’Souza and Staal came together to stage the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC) at Framer Framed in Amsterdam. Described as “a more-than-human tribunal to prosecute intergenerational climate crimes” committed by Unilever, ING, Airbus, and the Dutch state, the court drew from D’Souza’s book What’s Wrong With Rights? Social Movements, Law and Liberal Imaginations.

Type:
Features, Interviews
Source:
Spring 2022
Credit:
Interview / Stephanie Bailey

Consider the Hot Dog: Ivy Haldeman on an American Icon

Haldeman’s paintings capture the way quotidian images inform how we fashion ourselves, how we move about the world. They ask, “How do we wear ourselves into becoming ourselves? And what do things, such as inanimate objects and advertisements, demand from us?

Type:
Features
Source:
April 20th, 2022
Credit:
Text / Sarah Bochicchio

Berenice Olmedo—Radical Alterity and the Crip/Disabled Subject

Utilizing sculptural, performance, and social practice modes, Olmedo’s work circumvents the representational trap that is part and parcel of a reduced, oppositional framing of normative and non-normative, or able and disabled.

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2021
Credit:
Text / Christopher Robert Jones

An Eye for An Eye — Bambitchell’s Bugs and Beasts Before the Law

Bugs and Beasts works to remind viewers that such stories aren’t simply dusty curiosities from the footnotes of history books, but practices that fundamentally shaped how we came to understand the intersections between performance, punishment, and the social and legal limits of personhood. 

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2021
Location:
Seattle, WA
Credit:
Text / Daniella Sanader

A Training in Suspense—Stacey Abrams’ While Justice Sleeps

In “Training in Suspense,” Courtney McClellan questions the implication of veracity in the recent spate of politician-penned political thrillers by way of Stacey Abrams’ new novel, While Justice Sleeps.

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2021
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Courtney McClellan

Against Closure: John Akomfrah and the Monumental

John Akomfrah’s practice can be considered in relation to the problematics of monuments, and it is apt to do so at a time of widespread decommissioning of statues depicting individuals long celebrated for their roles in dominant narratives of human progress.

Type:
Features
Source:
October 6, 2021
Credit:
Text / Tom Denman