Review: Christian Marclay’s Film, The Clock

We enter the theatre at 14:01. We had been queuing for at least forty minutes and had watched the queue grow even longer behind us. We had picked a good time. Christian Marclay’s 24-hour long film, The Clock screened at the Tate Modern from 14th September to the 20th January. My sister and I went…

Palimpsest Surfaces: Destruction or Preservation?

Palimpsest: the catalyst for this post began with the title of this journal and my curiosity to discover what a word concerned with literature might reveal about art. Historically, the term palimpsest referred to the method of recycling writing surfaces by effacing the old text to make room for the new…

The Online Museum

Phoebe Cawley   Just under a year ago I started interning for Girl Museum, a museum that celebrates young women aged 25 and under through its exhibitions, newsletters, blog and education packages. The difference between GM and other institutions is that it has a purely online presence. This virtual form has led to challenges and problems; last year we experienced a hacking on International Women’s Day that led to the loss of all exhibition content. But equally its online existence tests the boundaries of art spaces and museum structures, representing the physical and material in a virtual domain. Thinking about…

“She still exists.” Jeff Magnum; Composer or Curator?

By Emily McKinney     Last year In the Aeroplane Over the Sea turned twenty-years-old. Still deemed a “polarising cult classic,” the indie-folk album rejuvenates annually to obtain the hearts of new listeners. But why? What’s the appeal? How does it grasp so many new ears? To put this into context, I first listened to…

“Thoughtlessly Consuming” Art in the Age of Social Media

By Molly Johnson   Yesterday, during one of my scrolls through my Twitter feed, an activity which, I am sure, constitutes a part of many millennials’ daily routines, I happened across a tweet from Thebe Kgositsile (professionally known as Earl Sweatshirt) which, in amongst the various Peep Show memes and dog videos seemed oddly profound. The tweet in question reads: “resist being viral if u tryna reserve and promote some humanity yo !! the rapid ascent is answered with a violent nosedive on some laws of nature shit [heart emoji] we can share art and celebrate it without foaming at…