Articles by Erin Sickler

Liverpool Problem - Liverpool problems were submitted by video booth and anonymous postcards

Pardon This Brief Commercial Interruption: Ghana Think Tank

Pardon This Brief Commercial Interruption: Ghana Think Tank

In 2006, Christopher Robbins, John Ewing, and Matey Odonkor came together to form Ghana Think Tank, a problem-creating project with the motto Developing the First World. Drawing from their experiences …

Astrological Chart for Lin + Lam's Speculating Change Project

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Change

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Change

Lin + Lam (Lana Lin and Lan Thao Lam) are the current fellows at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School University in New York. …

Great Small Works, "The Toy Theater of Terror As Usual, Episode 9: Doom 1996, A photomontage news serial", created by John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine, Mark Sussman, Roberto Rossi; first performed at Performance Space 122, NYC Photo courtesy of Mark Sussman

Flash Points

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Economies of Scale or Too Big to Fail?

Flash Points

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Economies of Scale or Too Big to Fail?

In 1934, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis coined the phrase “the curse of bigness” to describe the disastrous effect that concentrated economic power can have on small business, communities, and …

Liz Magic Laser, "chase", 2009-10, production still from performance, Courtesy Derek Eller Gallery, NY

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Liz Magic Laser

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Liz Magic Laser

Currently on view at Derek Eller Gallery in New York, Liz Magic Laser’s chase (2009) stems from interpretation of Bertolt Brecht’s Man Equals Man (1926), performed by eight different actors …

Hans Haacke, "MetroMobiltan", 1985, Fiberglass construction, three banners, and photomural, 11' 8" x 20' x 5', Collection Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Intro

Pardon this Brief Commercial Interruption: Intro

The United States has always fostered a strange and ambiguous relationship to the arts.  In 1825, John Quincy Adams recommended that the country establish a national university, observatory, and other …