How to use this site:This is the virtual site of laboratory research and play at the Institute of Cultural inquiry (ICI). Click on a theme in RHIZOMES to see how disparate parts of the ICI archive are joined together around a fleeting thought or by a slip of the eye or the shutter. Click on a subject in ICI CONNECTIONS to see how recurring concerns coalesce around recurring themes or click on a place in the ICI ARCHIVES to see the raw material of our collections. TAGs below each post reveal hidden relationships between objects, thoughts, and interpretations.
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EK ACCESSION #: ICI 21686 TITLE: Every Ten Minutes (audio cassette tape) DISCUSSION: A project by Robert Farber for Visual AIDS on Day Without Art in 1992. There was no sound on the tape except for a gong that rang … Continue reading
EK ACCESSION #: ICI 21523 TITLE: Home HIV – 1 Test DISCUSSION: One of the Institute’s “firsts.” Although the test made a big splash when it was released in the late 1990s (approved by the FDA in 1996) you rarely … Continue reading
Accession #: ICI-22299 Title: Make a Plan Be Prepared Description: Promotional poster for the Zombie preparedness guide issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) ICI Location: Ephemera Kabinett (digital) ICI History: APOCALYPSE rhizome on the ICI Laboratory Blog (07/15) BACK TO APOCALYPSE GRID
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