The Uncanny Sigmund Freud

Sense: Jentsch says: “In telling a story, one of the most successful devices for easily creating uncanny effects is to leave the reader in uncertainty whether a particular figure in the story is a human being or an automaton; and to do it in such a way that his attention is not directly focused upon […]

MP Post: Summary

Part One: The Story and the Archive While I was looking through some of my favorite blog posts, I came across a photo of four young girl’s sitting on a living room couch. There could be hundreds, or thousands of photos of a similar setting but what caught my attention was the clothing, jewelry, […]

Elizabeth Bishop

Sense: The monument is one-third set against a sea; two-thirds against a sky. The view is geared (that is, the view’s perspective) so low there is no “far away,” and we are far away within the view. A sea of narrow, horizontal boards  lies out behind our lonely monument, its long grains alternating right and […]

MP Post

Subject vs. Object Topic: Mystery behind looking beyond and jewelry Childhood tradition of gold bracelet is the object, and my subject is going to be the mystery behind looking away from the camera. What/ who could possibly be behind the camera? Agenda- focus and create a fictional story that ties 2 elements of the photo […]

Waiting for Godot

Nonsense:VLADIMIR:(finally). I remain in the dark.ESTRAGON:This is how it is. (He reflects.) The bough . . . the bough . . . (Angrily.) Use your head, can’t you?VLADIMIR:You’re my only hope.ESTRAGON:(with effort). Gogo light—bough not break—Gogo dead. Didi heavy—bough break—Didi alone. Whereas—VLADIMIR:I hadn’t thought of that.ESTRAGON:If it hangs you it’ll hang anything. The conversation changes so quickly […]

Trevor Paglen

Sense: Using his signature strategy coupling exhaustive research with formal explorations of color and abstraction, Paglen’s new work focus on the geography and aesthetics of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) global surveillance programs. My first reaction to the art exhibit was how minimalistic the set up was, a lot of the art work did resemble […]

Molloy Beckett

Nonsense: The truth is I don’t know much. For example my mother’s death. Was she already dead when I came? Or did she only die later? I mean enough to bury. I don’t know. Perhaps they haven’t buried her yet. In any case I have her room…I’ve forgotten how to spell too, and half the […]