Holograms & Haptics at the Limit of Sight & Sound with Constantina Zavitsanos

Video (58:26): Artist’s talk with Constantina Zavitsanos about their work in waves from holography to haptic sound, and the cacophony of incapacity and interference as shifting sites for speculation and sociality beyond scarcity. Constantina Zavitsanos (New York, NY) is currently QUEER|ART mentor (2003): visual art.

Art Book: Wonderland by Annie Leibovitz

Video (24:18): “Is Wonderland Annie Leibovitz’s Best Photography Book Yet?”, a flip through of the coffee table book, Wonderland by Annie Leibovitz (Phaidon 2021) with a soft jazz soundtrack. ‘Wonderland’ features 330 stunning photographs, many of them previously unpublished.

Berenice Abbott – A Photographic Tour of 1930s New York City

Video (11:13): slideshow – ‘Berenice Abbott was one of the most talented and prolific photograpers of the 20th century. One major chapter in her photographic art works, was an extensive capture of New York City in the 1930s. This presentation is a collection of 100+ photographs, paired with a lo-fi ethereal soundtrack.’

Mickalene Thomas mosaic mural in Dakar Senegal (2018)

Video (4:17): Mickalene Thomas was commissioned by the office of Art in Embassies to design and install a mosaic mural on the exterior wall of the U.S. Embassy in Dakar. In this video she and her Senegalese collaborators talk about the project.

Mickalene Thomas (2017)

Video (3:05): American queer feminist artist Mickalene Thomas talks about her creative practice. Interview directed by Marian Lacombe.

Witch’s Cradle (1943) by Maya Deren

Video (11:54): Witch’s Cradle (1943) by Maya Deren (1917-1961) is an experimental short film, written and directed by Maya Deren with Marcel Duchamp. This version of the short film has a soundtrack, though Maya Deren wanted her films to be silent.

A Conversation on Abstract Painter Louise Fishman (1939 – 2021)

Video (1:35:06): Artist Carrie Moyer and gallerist Brendan Dugan join Rail Artseen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi and Rail contributor Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation on abstract painter and lesbian Louise Fishman, with an introduction by Phong H. Bui. Louise Fishman died in 2021.

Harmony Hammond on the Creative Process (2021)

Video (41:49): RE: “Harmony Hammond” released on Tuesday, August 3, 2021; created and hosted by Jarrett Earnest. In this conversation, Harmony Hammond goes into detail about how she applies the paint to the canvas and the creative process of making abstract works in her studio.

Mickalene Thomas – ‘Clarivel Right’

Video (1.18): encrusted with rhinestones and beaming with glitter, ‘Clarivel Right’(2014) by Mickalene Thomas holds a gaze that has the power to look beyond the sparkling surface in which the model is rendered.