From the Bookshelf

For those of you familiar with, well, I’m a member of the site. I haven’t really utilized it to capture all the reading I’ve been doing. I figured, it’s better late than never. My bookshelf is quite the hodge podge but I wanted to give the site a go.

How is this art related? You ask…

Well, currently, a couple of the books I’m reading are about, you guessed it, Art. Conceptual Art by Tony Godfrey (just to brush up on my contemporary art history) and Strapless by Deborah Davis (fun read!). I know, short but sweet post but I want to get out there and enjoy my weekend.

Side note: Currently going through some revisions for my La Postra Nostra piece. It’s really tough summing up a performance art show in 400 words!! I’ll be doing a longer piece but, in the interim, I’m in revising mode… 🙂


By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, technology, race, and ethics. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. She received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Art in America, Ars Technica, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the Executive Director for the Processing Foundation.

One reply on “From the Bookshelf”

Strapless looks great! Definitely going on my TBR list. Thank you!

Hey, speaking of good reads, have you ever read What’s Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies? It’s a novel about an artist and it’s one of my all-time favorite books. I think you might like it too.

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