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Sadness

 

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Unfortunately, my mind is completely blank, my body limp, and my heart numb due to some unforeseen circumstances.

Somehow, looking at art always makes me feel better. Even if it forces me to be contemplative.

Thanks for making me think Kara Hearn. If you ever read this, Kara, just know, today, although sad, surreal, and a mixed emotion kinda day,well, it all made a lot more sense to me after looking at your art. I mean that in a good way. Thank you.

Always,

E/IC Art Writer

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, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. 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. 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, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, 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 program manager for the Processing Foundation.

4 replies on “Sadness”

For those of us who aren’t completely consumed by art and culture in our everyday existences, in that it mightn’t be what we do for a living or we mightn’t have as much time as we’d like to appreciate all of the beautiful work that’s out there, pieces that touch and move us become especially meaningful, often providing solace, hope and inspiration; a purity or depth of feeling that one wouldn’t feel when casting a detached and critical eye.

Chin up, Sunshine.

This is exactly how I felt yesterday. Just stagnant, unproductive and unimmaginative. Could place why.

Hope this finds you in good health & high spirits!

Much Love!

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