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Talking Whiteboards – week 1

For three weeks, I am inviting visitors to my studio, to talk out loud what any one (or several) of seven diagrams  inspire them to consider. I am posting this at the end of the first week. The diagrams are presented

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The Braid v.2

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Performativity – focus on practice

This week’s reading: Karen Barad’s “Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter” Excerpt: “The point is not merely that there are important material factors in addition to discursive ones; rather, the issue is the conjoined material-discursive

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How artists work: The Braid

Artist’s workflows – making, mediating and managing – are tightly embraided and cannot be observed in isolation from each other. This is complicated by the fact that each strand of the braid is embedded in a separate discourse. That impacts

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Straw Star

Here are the recent finds from the 1960’s. Properly framed now, in the studio. And a few current studio moments:   Thanks to Rachel Harper for creating this show: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/chicagoartdepartment/albums/72157662361269943/

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The Gap begets Two-space – a conversation with Lou Mallozzi

Lou Mallozzi Lou and I met in my office at SAIC, a late afternoon in December of 2015, on a day when we both taught. We have known each other for many years, I’ve attended presentations he gave about his

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Thinking in Threes – a conversation with Deborah Boardman

Part I July 18, 2014, I talked with Deborah Boardman, who had come to the Chicago Cultural Center so I could ask her about how she works, as I’ve been asking other artists since summer 2008. We sat at a

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