Artist Anicka Yi’s You Can Call Me F takes our obsession with feminine cleanliness to a science-fiction extreme: Women have been reimagined as a “virus,” as a deadly problem. But it’s really hard to know that, if you don’t take a look at the press release first.
This week, it’s art for all your senses. Start the week with a cinematic sensory overload. Taper off with some quiet contemplation and intentional time-wasting. Watch a very different kind of silent film, take a hands-on approach to roaming the city, or consume some art—literally, at a dinner party. What else is on this week’s menu? Cyborgs, activists, and dead squirrels. Yum.
15 Folds’ theme this month: democracy. For Claudia Maté, democracy means a stars-and-stripes tattooed lamb head, “Noise of the Lambs.” DARK.
You know what else is dark? “Stars and Stripes of Corruption” by the Dead Kennedys. The comparison is too obvious to not bring up:
Like a great eternal Klansman
With his two flashing red eyes
Turn around he’s always watching
The Washington monument pricks the sky
With flags like pubic hair ringed ’round the bottom
I find his work annoying and frustrating, the presentation simple and slight. The ultimate aim is to misinform the already mindless—yet I love every one of these objects. I shouldn’t, but I do. To me, they represent the confusion and insanity of life, and give me hope that anyone’s misguided psychology can have something redeeming. I see a reflection of myself in Klaus.