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Issue 02: Field Work

Fall 2018

Inspiration for Issue 02 stemmed directly from the work that we saw artists engaging with around Boston. As you flip through these pages, you’ll find that “Field Work” does not exclusively refer to a granular methodology, but rather extends to artists, writers, designers, and scientists whose work directly engages with the land we occupy. Field Work concerns itself with the human experience, the symbiosis between existence and environment, and our relationship to Earth, matter, and its elements.

Throughout this issue, we are posed with questions of stewardship, agency, and empathy towards our planet. As members of the creative community, it can be easy to overlook our contributions to waste and our use of toxic materials for the sake of noble deeds: art, research, civic engagement, community building, etc. Yes, you are currently holding 150 pages of heavy paper lathered with rich inks. Therefore, it’s not to say we should not con-sume, create, or experiment, but rather that we should do so with active consciousness. Field Work presents an opportunity to evaluate our relationship to the earth and to one another as collaborators on this planet.

Excerpt, Editor’s Letter, Jameson Johnson

Table of Contents

Title

Author

Category

  • Inside the Watershed: The ICA Sails Across Boston Harbor

    Olivia Kiers

    Review

  • A Farewell Trail: The “Hemlock Hospice”

    Sophie Kissinger

    Review

  • Studios Without Walls Explores New Environments for Public Art

    BAR Editorial

    Review

  • A Stage for Emergence: Fujiko Nakaya’s Installations Reveal Fog as a Sculptural Medium

    Jameson Johnson

    Feature

  • Afterlife in Detroit

    Isabella Achenbach

    Feature

  • Clint Baclawski Imagines an Ad-less America in Flashing Lights

    Phil Zminda

    Feature

  • Post Partisan: A Look Inside For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative

    Pola Dobrzynski, Mirabelle Espady, and Madeline Jorn

    Concept

  • Reframing Boston’s Waterfront: The Emerald Tutu’s Approach to Climate Change

    BAR Editorial

    Concept

  • Island of Simulation: Three Monologues

    Andrea Carrillo

    Concept

  • The Art of Pollination: A Conversation with Paige Mulhern

    Jameson Johnson

    Interview

  • Surface Tension: An interview with Katarina Burin

    Lauren Pellerano Gomez

    Interview

  • Ground Control: A conversation with Cassandra Klos

    Lauren Pellerano Gomez

    Interview

  • NCAA + QSS: In conversation with Maria Molteni

    Courtney Stock

    Interview

  • Field Notes from the Human Garden: In Conversation with Lani Asuncion

    Çaca Yvaire

    Interview

  • Hope is a Consequence of Action: A Conversation with Jane D. Marsching

    Mark Alice Durant

    Interview

  • Placing the Uncanny Valley on Google Maps

    Stella Egelja

    Critical Perspective

  • A Reconfigured Simulacrum: The Contemporary Art Diorama

    Betsy Willett

    Critical Perspective

  • To Sense The Land, As It Is

    Laura Knott

    Critical Perspective

  • Historical Amnesia, Patriotism, and the Boston Tea Party Museum

    Jessica Caponigro

    Critical Perspective