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the rebel

Jiang Feng | U.S. (Unwholesome Shelter)

江峰 Jiang Feng is a non-gendered multi-disciplinary artist with an M.F.A. in Performance and Performance Studies from Pratt Institute. They received the Government Fellowship and various grants from the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan. His works have been presented in Asia, America, and Europe in various artistic scenarios.

 

This series juxtaposes the torn US flag with the naked bodies of all genders, races, sexuality, nationality, and cultural backgrounds to capture their vulnerability, emotions, and strength, critiquing the United States as the dreamland and shelter for all.

Gianna Santucci | John 13: 1-17

Gianna Santucci is a recent graduate from Florida Southern College’s B.F.A. and B.M. programs and is currently based in Lakeland’s Art/i/fact Studios. Her work focuses on traditional painting and drawing techniques and the marriage of contemporary activism with historical imagery.

 

She came to Simon Peter, who said to her, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

Marcus Bateson | ON THIS EARTH

Marcus is a writer and theatre maker based in West Cork. He has been writing plays and poetry since he was sixteen, when he joined a local drama group. Since then he has studied Drama and English Literature in Trinity College Dublin, and his work has been staged in various venues around Dublin. 

 

ON THIS EARTH reflects upon the values and lessons imposed upon us by the previous generations. Bateson uses the imagery and metaphor of colonialism to express a rejection of masculinity and heteronormativity. It ironically assumes a traditional poetic form to subvert literary expectations, as the poem evokes criticism of outdated modes of teaching and reading.

Eve Methot | Eye of God into Helix Nebula + Love and Hate into the Twin Jet Nebula

Eve Methot is a freelance artist. Her tools are photography, digital design and Augmented Reality. She shoots her own photos, does digital editing and makes 2D animations in AR to enhance her creations. She worked for 20 years as a teacher in digital design and multimedia in Quebec, Canada. 

 

We suggest using the Artivive app to view these artworks in AR. Just download Artivive (it’s free!) on Google Play or the iOS App Store, open it and point your camera at the images displayed here. 

Aoife Duncan | The Holy [Mid]lands on Expired 35mm Film

Aoife Duncan is a visual artist from Roscommon, Ireland. She uses a variety of media including ceramics, photography, drawing and found objects. She is interested in exploring emotional attachments we forge with objects that are around us because of their actual or perceived ability to transform or to heal. 

 

Ireland’s religious statues are undergoing a period of change. They are still viewed by many as having an innate power to perform miracles, however many perceive them to be redundant relics which scatter the landscape. I capture this period of change using expired film stocks are bearers of meaning.