GEOslant: Joel Kuennen on Chicago's Dirty New Media

  Nick Briz and I hit it off immediately, he had just arrived from Florida to start the Film, Video and New Media program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I was in the second year of my Masters. Nick was passionate about moving-image work that groped at the borders of the never-been-seen, he had played in noise bands for the majority of his college years, he is a prolific maker of Net Art and a budding academic and educator. He was the first to write a Wikipedia entry on... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 2/23/12

GEOslant: Devon Caranicas in Rio

I didn't know what to expect when I touched down just before dawn in Rio de Janeiro, but a cab driver with an affinity for loud Whitney Houston music was not it.  We drove through the streets as the sun and heat rose over the city, and my new friend spoke and drove at a very rapid speed. I would later come to know this enthusiasm as the typical Brazilian sensibility, a character trait that makes even the most un-Brazilian visitor feel welcome. The country of Brazil is at a fascinating... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 2/13/12

January in Paris

In January, Paris can test our patience. The days are so short that by 3.30pm-4pm the cars begin to turn on their headlights. This winter has also been wet. Even on the days when it is not raining properly, a mist and a drizzle has filled the air, as if Paris had decided to be and look like London. There has been so much water that the Seine is now overflowing and I cannot run down through the sculpture garden in front of the Institut du Monde Arabe. And the Seine even looks more like the... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 2/6/12