Inside MAKE #16, “ARCHIVE,” you will find stories, poems, essays, conversations and visual art oriented around concepts of memory, preservation, photo negatives and negative hands, disappearing/reappearing faces, letters sent and never received, lost and recovered traces; in short, the archive (or its simulacrum). One is reminded of Jacques Derrida’s “Archive Fever”: “The concept of the archive shelters in itself, of course, this memory of the name arkhe [rule, government, beginning, origin, first place]. But it also shelters itself from this memory which it shelters: which comes down to saying also that it forgets it.”
Archives are assembled to remember a first place, an origin site that houses historical codes and modes of order, but they are also, weirdly, selective mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion that strategically forget, reassemble or reorder the objects of memory. An archive remembers inasmuch as it forgets, stores away (for later), blurs, and obscures. The archive you will encounter in these pages is one that plays with these notions, and we hope you will enjoy it.
Abstract from http://www.makemag.com/make-16-archive/
(Taken from introduction)
Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes, explores the artistic, cultural heritage and the contemporary environment of these twelve cities.
Catalog for a traveling exhibition, "Calibán," featuring six contemporary Puerto Rican artists. Includes essays and photographs of artworks.
Exhibition appeared at National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture in Chicago in 2015
The Redmoon Dramagirls use art and performance to celebrate middle school girls. We believe that performing powerful actions (such as stitlt-walking, drumming, and acting) creates powerful girls. Through supportive relationships, safe environments, challenging training, and public performance, the proram offers a safe environment for girls to investigate and create original works of theater that express the truth of their lives.<br />
A defiantly "amateur: newspaper that seeks to inform on what's happening, what isn't and what should be, featuring a broad range of contributors and topics.
In this issue: News on the Circle Line, HIV Testing, Grocery shopping in Pilsen rated, photos from Alaska, Chicago winters in the context of Sir Walter Scott's Antarctic journey, owning and borrowing cars, Pluto gets demoted from a planet, and interview with Andy van Slyke, analyzing baseball data using Pyhtagorean differentials, the Apocalypse according to the Mayan Calendar, paper consumption, including lyrics with liner notes, and predicting the future using old Science Fiction books, including robots and artificial intelligence.