Visual Art by Peter Kahn

PETER KAHN lives on a small farm in southeaster Wisconsin. He spend most of his time guarding the bird feeder with a pellet gun, otherwise writing, painting, or taking pictures.

1. Hanging Out & Hanging On, photo, 3000×4000 pixels, 2018

2. Nova’s Bedroom, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018

3. Prick, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018

4. Shadow of the Virgin, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018

5. She’s Like Natural Music Any Way She Moves, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018

 

Visual Art by Caedmon

CAEDMON is a computer who is learning to create art. In March, 2017, Caedmon started its’ “travel” in the art world, trying to learn what art is from a huge corpora of artwork from the past. Caedmon shares its’ artistic production online, and uses his followers’ likes as a feedback mechanism in order to automatically adjust its’ process. This interactive, artistic experiment, which draws its’ inspiration from the process of natural selection, has already gathered a lot of interest, and the project’s twitter page already has more than 7000 followers. If you are interested in Caedmon’s artwork, you can find it on twitter (@ImCaedmon) or you can visit the website www.caedmon.it where you can find some more detailed information about the project, as well as some articles and interviews which were already published on various media.

 

computer-generated image from Caedmon’s website

computer-generated image from Caedmon’s website

computer-generated image from Caedmon’s website

computer-generated image from Caedmon’s website

computer-generated image from Caedmon’s website

Visual Art by Karl Zuehlke

KARL ZUEHLKE’s poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2016, DIAGRAM, The Loaded Bicycle, Jazz Cigarette, Inscape: A Journal of Literature and Art, and elsewhere. His interviews appeared in American Literary Review. He won Best Creative Presentation at the University of North Texas’ Critical Voices Conference 2014 for translations of an East German Poet. He holds a PhD from the University of North Texas, and an M.F.A from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a former Lannan Fellow and Mary Patchell Scholarship recipient. He teaches at Tallahassee Community College.

Shed, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Fence, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Flower box, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Porch, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Stairs, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Photography by Matt Gold

Originally from Ohio, Matt Gold has been living in Bloomington, Indiana for the past fifteen years and has recently relocated to Brooklyn, NY. He divides his time between pursuing his musical career, acting auditions and photography. As a singer and songwriter, Matt frequently performs; some of his music can be found online at www.mattgold.net.

As evidence of the democratizing nature of this approach to photography, Matt has no formal training in the visual arts. When he took a simple picture of his cat on his Sony Ericsson Z310A flip phone, Matt was amazed by the quality of the camera. He started exploring different subjects and this collection has grown from that picture. He continues to use this technique today, despite the advancement in current cell phone technology.

Unfit for Consumption by Kaitlyn Schwalje

1. Unfit for Consumption, clay, moss and wood, 20x20x32 inches, 2017

This work is inspired by the following true disaster story:

In March of 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck offshore near Tokyo. A tsunami triggered by the earthquake then crashed ashore Japan’s Pacific coastline. Water soon flooded the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant causing multiple explosions and radioactive leakage. Over 200,000 people were evacuated from the surrounding area. As people left the area some wildlife began to thrive including the wild boar. Immune to the radiation and with few natural predators its population soon skyrocketed and the species began threatening neighboring farmland. Residents now hunt the boar and bury the radioactive meat at three mass graves 35 miles from the plant.

 

Kaitlyn Schwalje is the daughter of a safety engineer. When catastrophe strikes, her father enters the scene. When a factory worker’s hand is ground into a chicken processing machine or when someone slips down the stairs, he figures out why it happened and who was at fault. As a result, Kaitlyn received an education in disaster. Airplane crashes, assassination attempts, poisonings, and space shuttle malfunctions were all fodder for research. Together they looked at disasters not as isolated events but as products of human systems; believing that the way we fail and the way we react to failure speaks to a culture’s beliefs and behaviors. She is fascinated by the mechanisms that govern how everything works, from physical architectures to people and their behaviors.

Kaitlyn Schwalje holds degrees in physics and design. As a research associate at Walt Disney Imagineering she designed and constructed wearable haptic technologies. She is currently a contributing producer at WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show. Kaitlyn’s work has appeared in Hi-Fructose, Wired, The Creators Project, Fast Company, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

Featured: “Millionaire” by Mab Jones

When we think of love, we see big, romantic gestures, flowers, and long kisses in the rain, but it’s so much more than that. Mab Jones, poet and writer, reminds us in her poem “Millionaire” that love is a collection of simple moments, quirks, and affectionate interaction.

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