Jessica SimorteUntitled (Smalt Triangle)2014Acrylic on canvas10 x 8 in.
Max Pechstein (Germany 1881-1955)
Mill and Rowboat (1937)
watercolor and gouche on paper 49.3 x 62 cm
Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.
city, 9 1/2” x 7 1/2”, watercolor, gouache and gold ink on paper
i listed this piece on my etsy here so please someone buy it or any others cuz i’m tyna make a livin here ykno? i’m desperate i can’t even afford paint these days. help a girl out tho internet
Carlos Cruz Diez, Couleur Additive. Recherche d’atelier, 1963
looking forward to the full interview. Wondering if the story of his 5 year old downloading music software from the Pirate Bay is a put-on.
Division by Zero
Latest sound art installation by vtol is a levitating speaker that plays generated glitch noises - video embedded below:
autonomous, zero gravity sound object
- magnetic levitation coil/magnet system
- bluetooth sound receiver
- 2 channel micro sound system
- pure data for glitch sounds
I don’t know if I believe anything that I’m saying
Aldo van Eyck’s playground in Zeedijk Street in Amsterdam (1955)