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The Sun Shone Glaringly

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Reviewed by Adam Bell     Audiences don’t know somebody sits down and writes a picture; they think the actors make it up as they go along.   —Sunset Boulevard (1950)   The Los Angeles landscape is haunted by half-remembered movies. They permeate our perceptions of the low-slung buildings along backstreets, and overlay the monuments and seemingly inconsequential details of our daily lives with flashes of drama—star maps of the unconscious. Combining text and photographs, Seth Lower’s The Sun Shone Glaringly strolls us through the California landscape and records the ambient fragments of movies both real and imagined. Come along,…

Doug Aitken: 100 Years

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  Reviewed by Adam Bell   He moves through the fluorescent glow of the night, a young man in harmony with the electric rhythms of the city.   His cinematic language radiates something abstract because it does not exist to serve as the narrative.   He is a half dreamer, half traveler, and his journeys—both real and imagined—circumscribe the territory of a new cinematic world in which space and time are fragmented, foreshortened, and warped.   His view of landscape in the plural is constantly mutating.   At some points he seems set free by this energy, at others a…

Contributors

  KAREN ADELMAN is an artist, writer, and vocalist from New York. She received her MFA from USC in 2012 and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is writing a science fiction novel about a future oppressed by interminable noise (and simultaneously adapting it as an opera). She also writes on art, media, and culture, and records songs under the name Kajren Adielman. https://soundcloud.com/kajren-adielman   LISA ANNE AUERBACH is an artist and calls Los Angeles home. lisaanneauerbach.com   KATIE BACHLER lives out in the desert where she is learning about how to create home in a vast place. She teaches desert kids…

Archive

Reviews are listed alphabetically by book title. # “3,4,5”, “&8” reviewed by Akina Cox A A Few Years of Writing Interspersed with some Facts of Life, reviewed by Travis Diehl The Address Book, reviewed by Sarah Williams Amazon Solitaire, reviewed by Jen Hutton American Pictures by Jacob Holdt, reviewed by Lisa Anne Auerbach Amy Sillman: One Lump Or Two, reviewed by Andrew Berardini Another Self, reviewed by Zach Kleyn Anyone Telling Anything is Telling That Thing, reviewed by Jaye Fishel Apart From, reviewed by Jared Baxter  Art and Utopia: Limited Action, reviewed by Carter Mull The Art of Walking, reviewed by Sarah Bay…

Earth Changes

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Reviewed by Tatiana Vahan   On a hike in Zion National Park, I put my hands behind my head, elbows pointed out, and closed my eyes as I walked, recalling an exercise performance artist, Guillermo Gomez Peña taught in a workshop at CalArts. He designated about twenty feet of open space so that each participant could take a turn running across the room with their eyes closed. The exercise was a lesson in Somatics– a study of internal physical perception. The average run was about fifteen feet after which most bodies came to a halt and eyes opened, surprised at…