Tag Archives: cultural inquiry

Seeking a Moral Job

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Posted on a billboard in the Institute’s neighborhood. We couldn’t help but notice the job-seeker’s name.

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AIDS Bottle Project LACMA 1991 Video Stills  

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Words Hurt

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A recent, windy day in Malibu, CA revealed, in more ways than one, a ‘dirty’ underside of the American experience. The door to an enclosed area for garbage cans had swung open exposing a seemingly ‘private’ directive. This part of … Continue reading

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The Mystery Spot: Bumper Sticker Semiology

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Like some of the most profound wisdom, “The Mystery Spot” manifested itself on the rear end of a car. According to Sandlot Science, Mystery Spots are the product of the great depression, when the entertainment industry was trying to market … Continue reading

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Between Flesh and Blood

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Between Flesh and Blood: Visualizing Race in America (1998) Data collection at Santa Monica Festival, Santa Monica, CA. (VIDEO EXCERPT)

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Dead Birds in Sweden (and…)

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Since the first of the year, a steady stream of news stories regarding the death of creatures winged and gilled, close and far from home have made their way to the ICI Ephemera Kabinett. So many answers. The question (we … Continue reading

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Urÿonstelaii

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We have just added Urÿonstelaii by Pablo Helguera to the ICI Library. Helguera contributed to our Searching for Sebald publication and the limited artist project associated with that book. His latest book recounts a tale about a mysterious sect of … Continue reading

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