What We’ve Found: Dog Days

Well here we are, its the end of this open call, the last bits of summer and soon we will have no choice but to move forward to face the mistakes waiting for us in our future. Why reflect on these disgraces of summer you ask? Because it is the unconscious that drives us Freud said, and also one of the few things he and Jung could agree on. Our innate violence comes from deep within, a reflex in survival, they say, and often elusively and unbeknownst to us until it’s too present to avoid. When the air doesn’t move, how can we? It is this stagnant heat that brings up the unavoidable and our half-assed escapist fantasies that drive our minds to linger chaotically when we are alone again in the unquiet of darkness.

Perhaps we are not in control of our fates, only able to see the past in moments of lucidity but only ever so reflectively as we fantasize the future, a series of time dilations that exist on repeat. Cycles of inadequacy as animal and an inability to evolve past what we are, leaves us looking into the fall to harvest new ideas, but our politics and morals stay the same and we will face these consequences again and again as we have so many times in the past. We are still animals but articulate ourselves as human and have become both the aggressors and the victims of our destination.

Nina White

Internet Vernacular

Riley Goodman

Anamarija Podrebarac

Chloe Davies

Ilias Lois 

 

Eric DeSantiago

Lemos & Lehmann

Eric DeSantiago   

David Avazzadeh

Jake Clifford

Diogo Duarte

Adam Mathieu

William Casey 

Will Douglas

Mark Griffiths

Beatrice Helman 

Ana Burenkova

Annika Weertz

Regan Bird

Tyler Clarke

Tynan Byrne

Annika Weertz

Marco Pietracupa

Austin Smith

Victoria Hogan

Orlando Asson

Fabio Rovai

Marco Pietracupa

“Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in.” – Charlie Chaplin

 

A very humbled thank you to the incredible artists who submitted, it was an absolute pleasure.

 



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