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"The difficulty for a critic brave enough to tackle work like this is she'd need to be able to discuss Cubism or its throwaway varieties such as Picabia's série transparences, a little something about how GIFs are made and what they mean, and how it all ties together. This is damn hard, which is why we get endless rubbish about circulation, dispersion, post media aesthetics, and other concepts that assume art has some grand socially responsible purpose." [/rant]

Mermaid Intern

Recommended: "Mermaid Intern," a video short by Julio Torres and Lena Einbinder [YouTube]
This deadpan comedy, floating between conventional SNL-type skit and performance art, explores the plight of the creative soul in the modern office environment. Einbinder's earnest fin-footed Seapunk finds herself "trapped in a world she never made," as Steve Gerber once wrote about Howard the Duck.