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Open Analytic

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:24pm

Having used collage of existing media artifacts to construct your images, and by critiquing the media's portrayal of the Hurricane and its aftermath, I am curious about your views of media versus the current US administration. I say this because we are so often witnessing theĀ  president discount not only academic expertise, but media scrutiny as "fake" and unwarranted critique. In essence, who are allies of the people? Who are enemies? Is the media misrepresenting, or are they just not getting it right? Is media too broad a term for the level of scrutiny we are after?

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Describe your immediate reception or impression of this image (visceral, emotional, intellectual)?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:34pm

The power of this picture is entangled with the narrative of your text as well as my familiarity with the disgusting denials posited by the president after being given evidence of our national negligence. Using the picture of the cemetery does give me as a viewer an acknowledgement of the need for material and corporeal accounting in Puerto Rico. I am curious as to its affective resonance with you? Does it capture the viscerality of the lost not being counted? Is this necessary here, or are you pulling for something else?

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