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  3. Hannah Lipton
  4. Sam Pettibon
  5. Brittany Ackerman
  6. M Harnam Kaisth
  7. Erika Senft Miller
  8. C.J.A.
  9. Sasha Olin
  10. Benajmin Aleshire

  1. Adriana Kong
  2. Caitlin La Dolce
  3. Leia Penina Wilson
  4. B. Wijshijer
  5. Lindsey Skillen
  6. Thomas Rose
  7. Sara Munjack
  8. Corrine Yonce
  9. Miriam Blaylock
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  1. Greer Pester
  2. Rachel Mannheimer
  3. Elisa Garcia de la Huerta
  4. Erin Marie Lynch
  5. Josh Urban Davis
  6. Sara Selevitch
  7. Ginevra Shay
  8. Matthew Anderson
  9. Kate Doyle
  10. Padraic Reagan

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  1. Shawn Corey
  2. Lauren Costello
  3. Sage Horsey
  4. Devin Alejandro-Wilder
  5. Brian Raymond
  6. Diannely Antigua
    2. Wylie Garcia
    3. J. Turk
    4. Wren Kitz
    5. Colin Dekeersgieter
    6. Ian Sherman
    7. Renee Greenlee
+Cover by Dana Ambrose

  1. Benjamin Stein
  2. Rachel Elizabeth Jones
  3. Luca Salas Bassani Antivari
  4. Michelle Marion
  5. Francisco Márquez
  6. Eli Kleinsmith
  7. Austin Sley Julian
  8. Mercedes Williams
  9. Lydia Kern
  10. Faith Arazi & Madeleine Mori
+Cover by Misha Davidoff

  1. Clayton McCracken
  2. Aria Aber
  3. Kinlaw
  4. Celeste Byers
  5. Yanyi
  6. Kate Mohanty
  7. Mia Pinheiro
  8. Nicolás Ruiz
  9. Rachael Uhlir
  10. Estefania Puerta
+Cover by Joey Agresta
+Translation by Misha Davidoff

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Arcana Mundi — Economy and Eccentricity

“Profuse strains of unpremeditated art.”
                A rock is a perfect metaphor, an allegory in volume. When placed it’s sculptural limits beget a kind of artistic proposition — and when considered with reduced anthropomorphism and ungeologically — produce a ready-made analog to the causation and bounds of our attempts at the understanding of all things.

Here the sculptor has made no concessions; no attempts to curry favor with curators or collectors — pieces wholly outside discourse. And if pressed for an affiliate movement for these “sculptures” (i.e. Cubism, Mannerism, etc.)… perhaps Monism or Cosmogonism? Definitely not Conceptualism or Pataphysics — Actualism?

The analog? Well for sure it is 1:1. Weird; yes — a knot to be admired for it’s curves — not for untying. An emergent surface as thick as it’s mass. 
Were it possible for the instances of our minds or world events to be mapped and dimensionally materialized, something similar to a rock would appear — areas of smoothness yielding to pockmarked particularities, density shifts and feathered explosions. What really is the shape of a boom town? A pilgrim’s journey? A section of jungle mayhem? A boring era? The silhouette of a father’s cold slap? The contours of a brief, intense friendship? Comfortably we perceive all of these things as ready to be integrated into ledgers or novels or timelines; but really they are queer crags and striations of unimaginable idiosyncrasy.

So yes, the reflective, reasonable yield of our mind has much symmetry (computation, cataloguing, narrativizing, etc.) but it’s actual shape is no shape, but unfolding chaos and singularity visible only to our particular time-scale. Our species-wide symmetries and quantizations are basically improvisations white-labeled onto directionless infinitude attempting the constant creation of navigable Dimension.

So, look intimately at a rock, walk around it, get up close to it, savor it’s complexion and composition as you would any painting or temple and see it as the faultless mirror that it is — a truly perfect sculpture.

We live our lives made up of a great quantity of isolated instants. So as to be lost at the heart of a multitude of things. (From the Double Dream of Spring, 1970.)

  1. Gavrilo Princip’s last grocery list written
  2. The time that alligator ate that fish
  3. When the Yongzheng Emperor found that weird dust bunny under his throne
  4. The great earthquake of Alexandria
  1. The invention of expectation in literature
  2. When the heaviest cacao fruit fell in Takalik Abaj
  3. Animesh eats his first Fly Agaric mushroom