I wish that future novelists would reject the pressure to write for the betterment of society. Art is not media. A novel is not an “afternoon special” or fodder for the Twittersphere or material for journalists to make neat generalizations about culture. A novel is not BuzzFeed or NPR or Instagram or even Hollywood. Let’s get clear about that. A novel is a literary work of art meant to expand consciousness. We need novels that live in an amoral universe, past the political agenda described on social media. We have imaginations for a reason. Novels like American Psycho and Lolita did not poison culture. Murderous corporations and exploitive industries did. We need characters in novels to be free to range into the dark and wrong. How else will we understand ourselves?
∆ OTTESSA MOSHFEGH
learning and research over the summer
adapt CGING poster
update junkyard title image for portfolio
my name is red
ideology of gallery space
archaeology of touch
mythologies (lehman) > here
black gooey universe
emoji as digital gestures — 1, 3, 2
book on margins
the medium is the me/assage
ambient cruelty (++ NC!)
signs and symbols
- marginalia of the digital: tiktok comment sections: "dropped my frogs! boost"
- raced emoji as weaponized identity politics
- rombes 21 — Danny Gonzalez on Arcade Craniacs, emotion and affect in 3AM CHALLENGE __ MY __ SHE SAID YES?!?!?!?!? ast. ast. GONE SEXUAL GONE WRONG ast. ast. (possible * connection)
format, screen, frame
"the social life of things" — processes and flows by which goods and objects are converted, change shape — "entangled objects"
to be an NPC
race and technology, ideology of screen space
ideology of interface
portals, windows, interface/computer/internet metaphors, interstices, liminality, "technosublime"
time and space relationship (from 2018 summer conversation with dad — QR codes. convenience,)
do not go to feed — check queue
working through my impulsive aggregator tendencies — tool therapy as i work through my reflex to collect everything and hoard information
late june exported and deleted old channels,
@p/ = prune
main threads from channels that are similar/that i frequent and can remember:
Dedicate channels to people, note inspirations
formatting system to make information more accessible — trying this out with accessibility channel with GS
when i come across something i find noteworthy, i can
connecting the links to blocks and channels rather than themselves to specific channels for privacy + fewer notifications — this could be a way to navigate the blurry public/private/semiprivate boundaries in online communication
I wanted to change the medium. When you go from basic drawing to drawing on the skin, it has nothing to do with even the way you design the shapes. Very quickly, I realized that I didn't like the flash format of a little drawing you do on someone, and that I generally wanted to stick large compositions on the bodies. I think that, after three months, I started to feel what I really wanted to do. What makes the difference with the tattoo is that you compose in 3D on the body and that the possibilities of rendering and anchoring are really different. In any case, it's a way of drawing that I really like.
When I work on sound, I work a lot with samples, my voice, guitars, instruments, whatever, as well as vocals. So it's a lot of manipulation of different, distinct elements. This way of working, I reproduce it in the tattoo where I sample my own drawings, then I rearrange them to obtain more coherent compositions on the body. I consider nothing to be thrown away, that you just need to arrange things the right way.
I would say you always have to challenge your process if you want to achieve an eclectic and scalable production.
Hence the sound design, since it was for you to experiment with sound techniques at the base, was obviously the most suitable format?
Yes, I turned to sound design because I love music that produces material, that deeply touches your sensory sensors and plunges you into an atmosphere in its own right. I use sound in my installation practice and relate my sculptures directly to this sound field. I think that one does not exist without the other and the sound has a significant materiality that cannot be escaped. My sound pieces are produced according to the places and the acoustic possibilities they provide. And at the same time, I have the impression that the immateriality of sound offers limitless possibilities for research.
shes in your bed and im in her twitch chat
i didnt know i couldnt do that
i was just thinking raw ass thoughts (josh johnson)
maybe hoarders are the most romantic people ever (drew allen)
i'm beginning to understand (i hope) that no social platform, no application can truly offer the kinds of connection that'll appeal to every person. i think as i whittle away and refine* my use and approach this tool, i can rethink the way i interact with this interface/platform|tool and set boundaries. some things might be better kept private, and only made public when it feels right. offering way too much of myself might be too much for myself, as it raises my expectations of the interactions with folks i'll have here.
also a nice tag from the sssc, i think these kind of cozyweb (?*) interactions are what really inspire me to continue making work that's participatory and based in the public.
*i was gonna use "sharpen" but thats much more loaded and problematic of a word here i feel