Written by institute on October 25th, 2013
As October comes to an end, and we begin to head toward another holiday season, it is once again time to prepare for World AIDS Day / Day With(out) Art and reflect on the passing year in AIDS history. Now, more than 30 years after the term was first used by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), the fight against AIDS still continues. Our outlooks, public attitudes and statistics may have ebbed and flowed over the years, but the nature of the disease process remains unchanged. Despite increasingly lax attitudes, the threat is still real. Which is why, each year, we return our focus to spreading awareness in the hope that one day, this will no longer be true.
Only time will tell what the future holds, but here’s hoping the end of the pandemic is near.
Written by institute on October 15th, 2013
The ICI is happy to welcome our Associate, Martin Gantman, as a new member of our Visualist-in-Residence project. You can follow the progression of his project, The Ephemera(l) Institution, until December 2013.
Written by Intern on July 29th, 2013
A Selection from the ICI Library: Psychic Light by Mrs. Maud Lord-Drake
In this moment I find myself saying goodbye to an organization whose people, space and mentality represent a remarkably unique pocket of the world. I have never encountered a place like the ICI. The library here is full of connections and puzzles, all offering the true inquirer deep solace in the fact that yes, this place exists and yes, it continues to grow (vibrantly at that). The Institute has given me so much, including experience, inspiration and a deeper appreciation of visual research. Though my time felt brief it did not feel fruitless and I only hope that I have given back to this place as much as it has given me. Good luck to all those associated with this exceptional institute, and thank you for letting me take part in its timeline.
Written by institute on July 3rd, 2013
Summer is in full force upon us now and here at the ICI we’re gearing up for a season of productivity. In an age of multi-tasking and ‘go-go-go’ mentalities, it is refreshing to occasionally be able to take a step back and singularly focus on a task at hand. This summer, we’re doing just that.
We’re slowing down and re-focusing on projects and collaborations (old and new), while getting back to some of our hands-on, do-it-yourself roots.
One element, one project, one task at a time … and it couldn’t be better.