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Angela Ferraiolo –> aferraiolo (at) sarahlawrence(dot) edu

Autobiography of a Straw

My conference project is a photo series of personal memories, looking at what causes the anxiety-inducing changes that make me who I am today. My series is comprised of photos collected from the digital photo albums across my family members’…

New Genres: Paranoia as a System – Skipped Beats

This project is a compilation of comics, and each comic explores a different aspect of life living within a state of paranoia. This paranoia centers around heart health but appears in a variety of ways, from a fear of heart…

New Genres: Paranoia- The End of The World as We’ve Known It

I think about the world ending every day. This project was born out of the necessity to get my paranoia out there into something tangible which could be the start of making it more manageable, or at least more understandable….

What’s left?

This piece was created using string, wire, plastic garden fencing, cellophane, glue, sticks, the photo editing software Pixlr, and some old photographs that contain fond memories.  I was born on and have grown up on a planet that is slowly…

New Genres: Paranoia as a System – The Balance

This assemblage was inspired by the personal anxiety of being overworked and the constant struggle to find a balance of work and play and, though hard to reach, having goals in sight. Starting fresh at a new college for the…

New Genres: Paranoia as a System – Dubious Perceptions

This conference project started as a standalone sound piece, which was meant to be an ambient loop of sound that evoked a sensation of everyday paranoia and anxiety. The sound part of this piece is a four minute loop that…

NEW GENRES: PARANOIA AS A SYSTEM – A Conspiracy

This diagram piece is based on the classic conspiracy board look, with newsprint cutouts, written notes, photographic evidence, and connecting threads. The newsprint serves as a background for the photos, which are attached to the board with glue, with red…

New Genres: Paranoia as a System – The Paranews Network

The Paranews Network is true to its name in every sense of the word – as a parody of professional news stations on tv, as a vessel for paranoia/conspiracy, and a way of drawing parallels between previously unrelated elements. Using…

Paranoia as a System: Conference Project – Moses/Aron

For my conference project, I wanted to explore the themes of paranoia, cult, and narcissism, all informed by Sarah Lawrence unique population, philosophy, location, and history of cult-like behavior. The uncanniness of these aspects of the campus sent me towards…

New Genres: Paranoia as a System – Look Box

I was initially drawn to the Paranoia as a System course because of Angela’s introduction video. It was a collage of anti-ideological paranoid thinkers from various places in the political spectrum, all of whom have found a voice on the…

The Curator

The Curator is a multimedia piece developed entirely from found objects. The piece shows the  artist’s inability to determine their own success, something that only the curator can control. Furthermore, The Curator illustrates the way success of artists is often…

New Genres: Paranoia as a System – Reflecting Pool

This piece was created by Evan Ridgway and Simon Diesenhaus. There is no doubt that conspiracy is mainstream. As artists, our shared interest in the vortex of social media and celebrity drew us together in search of a conspiracy of…

Warding off darkness

For this project, I took the found materials that I was going to use for my conference project to create a little piece of what was my vision for conference work. Then I spoke to Angela about the premise of…

Mindless Patchwork

I decided to take a pair of jeans made by the popular streetwear brand Supreme and place found garments on it to create a patchwork style on the jeans. Supreme was founded in 1994 and has been one of the…

New Genres: Paranoia As a System – Drawing the Line Through the Q

Upon deciding what conspiaracy to research I thought what is an intertangled web of identity? The answer of course to me was obvious, the elusive Qanon. This secret figure is the force behind fantastic ideologies, theories, and beliefs with motives…

Jonestown

This piece was created by Ainsley Wilkinson and Anna Wright. The materials for this piece included nothing but a large piece of paper, black and red ball point pens, rulers and templates.  When looking for conspiracy in the world around…

New Genres: Paranoia as a System – Sit Down, Stay Awhile

In searching for a way to ward off darkness instantly my mind went to home. A safe shelter filled with comfort and familiarity that is always there to go back to at the end of the day. Home is the…

Glass Castle

This piece was primarily constructed with objects found in the woods or collected from friends. These materials include but are not limited to styrofoam packing peanuts, broken glass, bottles, a candle, forks, a doorknob, mismatched paraphernalia, a Hawai’ian lay, and…

The Loss of Brown

The Loss of Brown began as an exploration of my own paranoias, where a sense of ration irrational fear lies. The Loss of Brown was an attempt to return to a paranoia that has been with me for much of…

Connecting_The_Dots

For this project I decided to look at a man by the name of Brock Pierce. He’s a former child actor, now known for his entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and being an early advocate for cryptocurrencies, but specifically Bitcoin. If you look…