Tune in at 7pm (PDT) to hear Alex Curse read her essay,”The Crystal Lassie Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even: Bel Geddes, Duchamp, Minkowski, and Theming the Fourth Dimension.”

by emily

Local writer/artist Alex Cruse reads her essay, “The Crystal Lassie Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even: Bel Geddes, Duchamp, Minkowski, and Theming the Fourth Dimension.”
Cruse examines how a then-nascent “sci-fi” aesthetic and “4D” ideation of space in the mid-20th century relate to the continued othering and objectification of the female form. Additionally, she shows how ‘theming,’ as cultural practice, has infiltrated the very intellectual modes that permit our understanding of the architectural, historical, artistic, or scientific phenomena discussed in the essay.

 

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