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Caledonia Curry, the Brooklyn artist who works under the name Swoon, sat down with us to talk about her new installation, Swoon: Submerged Motherlands which opens today!

70-80 gallons of liquid paint sprayed from fire extinguishers. That is a lot of paint!


April 30, 1961: As part of the “American Assault on Space,” astronauts were ordered to spend up to 24 hours underwater to simulate weightlessness and “problems of dexterity.” There was also the hope to gain traction in the space race with the Soviet Union. However, not, apparently, to gain traction in the Cold War chess race — they decided on checkers. Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times

For one hour beginning at 9:53AM EST on April 10th, 2014 I tried to read every tweet on my timeline.

I follow 1,371 accounts.

Urgent security update →


Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

But this…


Erik Sanner // Drawing and Painting Traffic Cones from Grand Theft Auto V (2014)

every circle is a universe

every circle is a universe

How to Create a Performing Arts Video Work Sample, Part 3: Crafting the Sample



Editing footage and presenting your video

Part Two in this series (“Plan, Then Shoot”) was about filming your performance. Now, let’s talk about how to package and polish that footage as a work sample.


“Curtain shots are death” — Ethany Uttech, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC)

 “An electric, pin-drop moment onstage might be completely devoid of magic on video.” — Morgan Gould, Theater Artist

Boredom and confusion can play important roles in an audience’s live experience, but the two have no place in a video work sample. Without the context of a full, live performance, a subtle moment from your work captured on video won’t have the same kind of impact. While you may wish to showcase your technical skills and most challenging work, keep the review panel’s viewing experience in mind. When they’ve been watching video clip after video clip for hours on end, your challenge is to compel their attention.

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Whoa this is epic, practical advice.

Next level shit.
What I cannot do now is the sign of what I shall do hereafter. The sense of impossibility is the beginning of all possibilities.

— Sri Aurobindo