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American Psycho: Bugs Bunny on Heroin – Andrea Liu

It is a curious thing we ugly Americans do: we are infatuated with a meta-world of fictional animals to replicate our social order, manifest our ids and superegos, our social rites and character flaws, and enact our moral lessons. The peculiar and unprecedented intimacy of the human psyche with anthropomorphized animals saw its flowering in […]

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The Wesleyan Mafia and Stepford Wives in Cloud City – Andrea Liu

It is a long turgid night of mediocre—some barely watchable—performances at “Improvisation and Otherwise” at Brooklyn’s BRIC theater. Worse yet, it is a venue where you have to sit at a table, eat dinner and socialize while watching the performances, protracting the pain. Finally, we are on the last act of the night, Lower Lights […]

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The Wolkowitz Aesthetic: Pulsating Futures – Andrea Liu

Upon entering the Bryce Wolkowitz gallery in Chelsea, New York, one often feels an uncanny sensation of skating the rims of a futuristic otherworldiness: a cryptic hollowed-out future void of human meaning, oddly detached yet doomed in its aura of absence of human-motivated intentionality. The pieces in Wolkowitz’s exhibitions often seem to coalesce into a […]

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Baby-Q: Remnants of a Post-Human World – Andrea Liu

Dance Theater Workshop was home to the American premiere of ALARM! –zero hour edition, by Japanese dance company Baby Q, a multimedia dance performance group with a sardonic pop culture and highly-visual stylized flair. Baby-Q: Remnants of a Post-Human World Andrea Liu courtesy of Baby Q Dance Theater Workshop was home to the American premiere […]

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Julie Fishkin, The Politics of Surfeit – Andrea Liu

"The secret organ was playing a delightfully refreshing Herbal Capriccio–rippling arpeggios of thyme, lavender, of rosemary, basil, myrtle, tarragon; a series of modulations through the spice keys into ambergris; and a slow return through sandalwood, camphor, cedar and new-mown hay (with occasional subtle touches of discord–a whiff of kidney pudding, the faintest suspicion of pig’s […]

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Go To Portland! New York is Dead – Andrea Liu

I return from Portland, Oregon and the Portland Institute for Contemporary?s Art?s Time Based Art Festival, a geographical-cultural missionary of sorts. I feel like Malcolm X, ossified and stalwart in my political beliefs, before being thrust into Mecca and realizing that my entire paradigm for understanding the world was unjustly skewed by my poisonous environment. […]

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How to Start A Daniel Linehan Fan Club – Andrea Liu

It is a decided minority of modern dancers who have anything inside–a depth, an intelligence, a charisma, a sense of freedom–that seems larger than the mere sum of their physical acts and movements;(…) How to Start A Daniel Linehan Fan Club Andrea Liu Daniel Linehan, Squeeze Machine, 2006. Photograph by Steven Schreiber. It is a […]

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Floating Walls and Translucent Cool – Andrea Liu

With an airy coolness and subversion, Bob Gramsma brings his architectural installation Schwamendingen, OI#0485 to Haswellediger Gallery in Chelsea, New York. An architectural structure of over 200 glass windows and doors salvaged from an old house in Zurich layered into walls, floors and ceilings, this installation stood aloof from being categorizable as a pavilion, a […]

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