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Category Archives: Documents
Accession #: ICI-21758 TITLE:Ken Starr’s Waste DISCUSSION: A postcard printed by Visual AIDS in the height of the Ken Starr investigation into President Clinton’s sexual antics. It highlights the choices our leaders make and underlines the irony of Starr’s efforts. … Continue reading
Accession #: ICI-22298 Title: One Life is Too Short Description: “The Lives They Lived”, New York Times Magazine, December 28, 2014 ICI Location: Ephemera Kabinett ICI History: APOCALYPSE rhizome on the ICI Laboratory Blog (07/15) BACK TO APOCALYPSE GRID
ACCESSION #: ICI-22214-d TITLE: “What Remains” DESCRIPTION: Aerial view of Köln, Germany c. 1945. This northern German city endured over 1,000 bombings during World War II. Remarkably, the medieval cathedral at the center of the city withstood this bombardment. Its haunting … Continue reading
Did you participate in the Forget Foucault event? Did you take a button? Which one? Did you take a second button? If so, which one and what do you intend to do with the second button? Did you hate the … Continue reading
EK ACCESSION#: ICI-21768 TITLE: Newspaper Ad in a Seattle Newspaper seeking volunteers to test an HIV vaccine. DISCUSSION: An ad found in a Seattle ‘give-away’ journal from the late 1990s. To our eyes, the visuals seemed bold and adventurous, perhaps a … Continue reading