5tags Interview: Ashley Zelinskie

A few years ago, Ashley Zelinskie crowdsourced her first Makerbot kit, with the idea that the 3D printer would help her realize her contribution to a widely known conceptual artwork by Joseph Kosuth, One and One Chair. Her idea was not just to print a chair, but to render the alphanumeric characters that formed the 3D design code itself. In… Read more →

#3W Total, Update #3

What’s the total? To date, I have received information about outstanding memberships, course fees and instructor invoices of: $72,301. This is only an estimate. Cultural Weekly published an essay I wrote for its new column, “Art in Context.” I address the way 3rd Ward treated instructors and members as well as the ways New York City is contributing to accelerating… Read more →

#3WTotal, Update #2

What’s the total? To date, I have received information about outstanding memberships, course fees and instructor invoices of: $70,573. This is only an estimate. What’s the backstory on this number? After 7 years, 3rd Ward ceased operations in Brooklyn on October 8, 2013, without warning instructors, members or students. (The new Philly location also closed around this time.) Instructors received… Read more →

The Project Is the Project: Chiwan Choi and Writ Large Go #90for90

  Chiwan Choi calls people out like the punk outsider who’s used to being ignored. Despite LA Weekly hailing Choi as the “Jay Z of poetry” last year (for retiring: he’s since un-retired), he knows independent—non-white—voices like his are often overlooked, and this summer he wanted to do something about it. For a while after “quitting poetry” Chiwan restricted his… Read more →