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Hannah Hoel
Hannah Hoel is a Commercial Semiotician for Space Doctors in Brighton, UK. She holds degrees in visual culture, philosophy, and fine arts and comes from a family of academics, matriarchs, and fashionistas.

Entries by Hannah Hoel

Tweeting Outside the Box

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 9:54 PM

Twitter's proposed character increase is underway with up to 10,000 embedded characters that can be indexed--unlike the current trend of attaching screenshots or other images that are useless for cataloguing our precious dialogues. This feed will most likely uphold the potency of the first line--a journalistic headline--but with an expandable...

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Airbnb: A Sleeping Exercise

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 5:26 PM

A documented history of houseguest etiquette enters a new economy. A cleaning fee replaces the household attendants of Georgian England and whatever gets left in the fridge compensates for the ever-popular yet disappearing house gift. The concierge is your host, an authentic local whose recommendations we trust, and whose instructions...

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Louboutin Rouge: For the Anti-Heroine

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 12:35 PM

When asked by a prospective client to write a cultural analysis of packaging, I chose something drifting around my computer that I had just recently purchased in the Brussels Louboutin store: Louboutin Rouge nail polish. The bottle represents a little taste of the iconic red that hits the pavement.

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Ali Silverstein Opens at Bischoff/Weiss Gallery in London

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2013 | 6:59 PM

In the past, Silverstein's work referenced the material world by sourcing a pre-ordained subject or image. By isolating silhouettes of color and recording them on a preliminary grid, Silverstein created a topographical map of the subject using layers of colors. These perceived representational images reveal a face designated only by...

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Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 11:55 AM

Fifty-seven digital photographs printed on watercolor paper grace the galleries at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. All of them are horizontal. None of them are of people. This is Annie Leibovitz's new body of work. "Pilgrimage," which coincides with her new book of the same name (published by Random House), is...

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Donald Judd and Marfa

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 12:12 PM

"Actual space is intrinsically more powerful and specific than paint on a flat surface," wrote Donald Judd in 1965 in "Specific Objects." Several years later in the early 1970s, actual space is what the artist found in Marfa, Texas, where he initiated a new interaction with the art object, proof...

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Robert Kushner: Wildflowers/Garden Flowers

(2) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 5:01 PM

In 2004, Robert Kushner wrote, "Don't carrot sticks look more inviting when framed by a nipple? And what about a glimpse of hair behind the mesh of a hotdog apron?" Nowadays, food seems to have lost its eroticized quality, with dining relegated to a sterile void while fingering...

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The Real World in Real Time

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 8:09 PM

MTV's The Real World made an entire generation feel unselfconscious in front of the camera. First airing in 1992, The Real World still runs today and 20 years later, the characters are anything but bashful. These are the same young adults that allowed Facebook to grow into today's cultural phenomenon...

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