Guest Editors

[out of nothing] / {outward from nothingness} curated a series of month-long residencies where Guest Editors posted content around a chosen theme. See posts from past residencies here.

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GABRIELA TORRES OLIVARES / August 2013

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Gabriela Torres Olivares was born in Monterrey, México. She is the author of three collections of short stories: Enfermario (Tierra Adentro, 2010), Incompletario (Ediciones Intempestivas, 2007) and Están Muertos, (Harakiri Plaquettes, 2004). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, as well as in numerous periodicals. She currently lives in Tijuana, México, and she writes regularly at her blog: lachicacenicero.blogspot.com.

Theme: The lusting for infinity

See all the posts presented by Gabriela Torres Olivares here.

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ROB RAY / July 2013

RobRay-stratman-badgett-soundsculptureRob Ray examines technology in public/outdoor spaces and creates interactive public artworks, experimental videos and sound compositions. His interactive work, GET LOST! was commissioned by the Abandon Normal Devices Festival in Manchester, UK and has exhibited at Conflux 2012 in New York and the Tracing Mobility festival in Berlin, Germany. His video game disguised as ATM, Bucky’s Animal Spirit, was selected for the art.tech exhibition at The Lab (San Francisco), and the (re)load exhibition at Antena (Chicago). Rob also collaborates with Jason Soliday and Jon Satrom as a member of the Chicago-based circuit-bent multimedia noise trio I Love Presets. I Love Presets has performed at the GLI.TC/H 2011 and 2012 festivals, The SAIC’s Conversations at the Edge series and the Chicago Underground Film Festival. From 1999 to 2008, Rob was founding curator of the DEADTECH electronic arts center in Chicago, IL, USA. DEADTECH’s unique curatorial vision, residency facilities, workshop facilities and exhibition space were custom created to cater to the specific needs of the electronic artist and performer. DEADTECH exhibited artists from across the globe including the Beige Programming Ensemble, Institute for Applied Autonomy, Trevor Paglen, Norman White, Kevin Drumm, T.V. Pow and Kazuyuki K. Null. In 2010, Rob received his MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Theme: Problem-Solving in the Field

See all the posts presented by Rob Ray here.

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GURU RUGU / June 2013

Arnold EhretGuru Rugu is a celebrated best-selling self-published self-helper from Los Angeles who has changed the lives of millions with his simple but effective experimental meditations. He helped co-found the experimental meditation center of los angeles with Adam Overton in 1971, and currently hosts Guru Rugu’s Experimental Meditation Hour on KCHUNG Radio, broadcasting from Chinatown in Los Angeles every first Sunday of the month. He is excited to share his and others’ flights of fanaticism with the world via the temporary online missionary outpost located at http://outwardfromnothingness.com throughout June 2013.

Theme: Hip-Gnosis

See all the posts presented by Guru Rugu here.

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JOHN PLUECKER / May 2013

JP-[OON]-FotoJohn Pluecker is a writer, interpreter, translator and co-founder of the language justice and literary experimentation collaborative Antena. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production. His texts have appeared in journals in the U.S. and Mexico. His work extends off the page to text-based improvisational performances in collaboration with experimental musicians and performance artists, as well as projects at the intersections of visual art and poetry. He has translated numerous books from the Spanish, including Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the Global Border (Duke University Press, 2012) and Feminism: Transmissiones and Retransmissions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)He has published three chapbooks, Routes into Texas (DIY, 2010), Undone (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011) and Killing Current (Mouthfeel Press, 2012).

Theme: Wanderings & Wonderings

See all the posts presented by John Pluecker here.

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SAEHEE CHO / April 2013

saehee_choSaehee Cho holds a MFA from The California Institute of The Arts. Her work has been featured in Out of Nothing, decomP, Sidebrow, BAP, Pank, Eleven Eleven, RECAPS, and is forthcoming in Black Clock. She was a finalist for 2012 The White Pine Press Poetry Book Contest and has contributed to the Enter>Text Performance Series, Area Sneaks at LAXART, and Not Content at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. She co-hosts The Unkindest Cut, a reading series and lives and writes in Los Angeles.

Theme: “translation is mediation is transmittance is conversation”

See all the posts curated by Saehee Cho here.

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