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…

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…

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: 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…

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…

Paranoia as a System: 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…

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…

Paranoia as a System: 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…

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…

Paranoia as a System: 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…

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…

Paranoia as a System: 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…

Paranoia as a System: 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…

Paranoia as a System: Scraps Shrine

When my grandfather first immigrated to America, not knowing any English, what he learned quickly was being Jewish in America meant having pennies thrown at his feet when he walked. I don’t like to call myself a penny collector, but…

Paranoia as a System: The Entire Circus

To truly make sense of the clown incursion of 2016, a conventional view simply wouldn’t do. Articles, diagrams, even maps of the Unites States of America and the UK showing everywhere a clown sighting occurred don’t tell the whole story….

Paranoia: A Spell to Ward off Darkness – Star Board

This assemblage piece was inspired by the anxieties of isolation, loneliness, and worry that were very prevalent in my life during the COVID-19 pandemic. In my new apartment where I spent much of my time in quarantine, I found the…

Paranoia as a System: Bearclaw

When we look back on childhood, even a particularly difficult one full of hardships and misery, there will always be elements that we recall with fondness or nostalgia. Looking to the future has similar results. There will always be things…

Art From Code: Sing Me to Sleep

I have, for as long as I can remember, always had a very interesting relationship with sleep. Whether it be struggling to fall, failing to do it at all, or getting too much of it, sleep–and all that accompanies it–…

Conceptual Art: Joan’s Arc

For my conference project I had to acknowledge my obsessions, give in to what felt urgent–to what I felt umbilically tied to. I decided to take on a difficult story, one that was gnawing at my conscious, unrelenting in it’s…