Posts Tagged “Pyongyang”

The Blur of Clarity: John Monteith’s Distant Spaces

by Travis Jeppesen on November 8, 2013

  A long corridor stands before us, empty save for the myriad reflections emitted from the glaze of the floor. Light and shapes foment a static yet buzzing composition through the blurred effect that seeing-through-memory often produces. When we stare (…)

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The System

by Travis Jeppesen on July 23, 2013

  -after Ashbery-   The system wants to eat my hair, and I said no. That I cannot allow and simply will not give in to the flux that demands my windless participatory combo. O holy darkness, synth in the (…)

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Mansudae Art Studio

by Travis Jeppesen on September 16, 2012

“No matter how hard enemy forces may strike, these works imply that the eternal fatherland will forever remain standing, solid, tough, and unforgiving as the mountains that form its core.” A review of the Mansudae Art Studio at Galerie Son (…)

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by Travis Jeppesen on September 15, 2012

“In the course of the ritual, any division between “us” and “them,” participant and audience member, is dissolved in the experiential spectacle of mass being.” On the last ever performance of the Arirang Mass Games in Pyongyang.

Shadows and Corners: on John Monteith’s recent photos & paintings

by Travis Jeppesen on August 21, 2012

Being & Event: I like it when something happens. “I” and “happening” are the two elements that matter in that sentence, the one word is hard and rigid like a rock, the second more like a spray: happening never solidifies (…)

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