A graphic public-service announcement for the Diné (Navajo) Nation and beyond, by artist, physician, and community organizer Chip Thomas
In the final entry in a series of contributions, Hannah Star Rogers gathers reflections from Alice Smits and Judith van der Elst on the 2018 convening of the Helsinki-based Bioart Society.
Artist Luca M. Damiani reflects on his creative responses to and interpretations of the hearing conditions tinnitus and hyperacusis.
In the second entry in a series of contributions, Hannah Star Rogers convenes reflections from Sam Nightingale and Lisa Swanstrom on the 2018 convening of the Helsinki-based Bioart Society.
In the first entry in a series of contributions, Hannah Star Rogers convenes reflections from Leena Valkeapää, Saara Hannula, and Erich Berger on the 2018 convening of the Helsinki-based Bioart Society.
Noah Simblist presents a parafictional story about a small American town and the frontier culture of manifest destiny.
Maria Porges presents Shortest Stories, an ongoing series that joins collage from found material with abbreviated fiction that functions in dialogue with the images.
The collective BFAMFAPhD presents the Making and Being Card Game, a pedagogical tool created for Art Journal Open that encourages students to approach their projects holistically, looking at their own learning goals and the life and death of their projects in relation to their social and emotional needs.
Art Journal Open presents Terra Forma, an immersive, interactive digital project and scholarly text by Andrew Yang. Following a 2017 trip to the Sanriku coast of Japan, Yang traces the area’s recovery and rebuilding efforts after the devastation of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Yang explores the terraforming of the coast, “a kind of garden-making on a planetary scale,” pressuring the categories of “natural” and “man-made” in our landscapes.
Zach Kaiser presents his app CitationBomb, as well as his theory and practice of scrambling and hacking the contemporary metrics of academic success. In “overflowing the commodity market for citations,” Kaiser questions the value systems we assign to knowledge production and consumption.
By A.K. Burns and Melissa Ragain
In this annotated commentary, artist A.K. Burns and art historian and critic Melissa Ragain explore the script, performances, and citations in Burn’s video installation A Smeary Spot (2015), which is the first episode in her five-part Negative Space film cycle.
By Nick Herman
Art Journal Open presents Medias Res by artist Nick Herman, which features Herman’s exploration of his artworks and texts related to his interests in static, rastering, layering, and other transmission processes. These interests have led Herman to create two new works to be viewed on Art Journal Open: Comm 1 (2017), which takes the shape of a unique and experimental pop-up GIF experience, and MERROR ERROR TERRIOR (2017), a downloadable image. “Static or noise as a record of transmission becomes its own reward, reflecting its innate complexity and, in the process, some greater truth about its origin.” Herman writes, “To me, the GIF does something similar, capturing the unpredictable rhythms and constituent raster of their source.”