Category Archives: Who Decides/

Often the final salvo of a heated discussion at the ICI. Who does decide?

EPHEMERA KABINETT: One life is Too Short

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Accession #: ICI-22298 Title: One Life is Too Short Description: “The Lives They Lived”, New York Times Magazine, December 28, 2014 ICI Location: Ephemera Kabinett ICI History:  APOCALYPSE rhizome on the ICI Laboratory Blog (07/15) BACK TO APOCALYPSE GRID

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Freudian Body

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Bersani, Leo; The Freudian Body: Psychoanalysis and Art (1987) ICI Shelf: Body First Line: “How has Freud profited—or suffered—from all the attention lavished on him in America and in Europe, during the past fifteen or twenty years?” ICI History: Today … Continue reading

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ICI Technic: The Gift

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We began to create projects to bring focus to the AIDS pandemic over 20 years ago. Born out of feelings of loss and rage, these projects challenged us to abandon our long held beliefs about art. Rejecting notions of artist … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Blood of a Nation

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Jordon, David Starr. The Blood of the Nation: A study of the decay of Races through survival of the unfit (1902) ICI Shelf: Galt Last Line: “It is the voice of political wisdom which falls from the bells of Christmas-tide: … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Beyond recognition

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Owens, Craig. Beyond Recognition (1992) ICI Shelf: Philosophy First Line: “If you take a modernist and draw a line and say, I dare you to cross that line, the modernist will cross it.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — … Continue reading

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This Could Be a Place of Historical Significance

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In 1980, Braco Dimitrijević built an engraved slab into the pavement outside the Cathedral in Cologne, Germany. This photo was taken in January of 1992. Dimitrijević’s critique of history relies not only on language, the usual fodder of sign systems, … Continue reading

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Ephemera Kabinett: Ad seeking volunteers to test HIV Vaccine

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Accession #: ICI-21768 Title: Newspaper Ad in a Seattle Newspaper seeking volunteers to test an HIV vaccine. Discussion: An ad found in a Seattle ‘give-away’ journal from the late 1990s. To our eyes, the visuals seemed bold and adventurous, perhaps a … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS Programs that could have been funded instead of Ken Starr

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A postcard printed by Visual AIDS in the height of the Ken Starr investigation into President Clinton’s sexual antics. It highlights the choices our leaders make and underlines the irony of Starr’s efforts. His crusade against President Clinton fell under … Continue reading

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Every Ten Minutes Cassette by Robert Farber

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A project by Robert Farber for Day Without Art in 1992. There was no sound on the tape except for a gong that rang every ten minutes – the rate of AIDS deaths in the United States at that time. … Continue reading

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Volvelle With Condom Comebacks

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AIDS education has taken many forms including this volvelle that offers “comebacks” for sex partners who refused to wear condoms. EK Accession # 21521

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