Reconstruction 9.2 (2009)

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John Sundholm is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Karlstad University (Sweden), Reader in Cultural Analysis at Åbo Akademi University (Finland) and on the board for the PhD-program in Fine Arts, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. His recent work deals with experimental film and/or memory and has appeared in journals like Framework, New Cinemas and Studies in European Cinema. Latest books: Gunvor Nelson and the Avant-garde (2003, ed.), Memory Work (2005, co-ed.), Collective Traumas (2007, co-ed.) and From Early Animation to Video Art: A History of Swedish Experimental Film Culture (co-authored with LG Andersson and A Söderbergh Widding, forthcoming 2009)


Lars Gustaf Andersson is a senior lecturer and reader in film studies at Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University, Sweden. He has conducted research on European art cinema, and is co-author (with John Sundholm and Astrid Söderbergh Widding) of "A History of Swedish Experimental Film Culture" (forthcoming).He is currently at work with a monograph on the films of Peter Weiss. [review]

Ernest Concepcion was born in Manila, Philippines where he received his BFA then moved to the US in 2002. It was in the lonely town of Englewood, New Jersey where he began The Line Wars, a series of black and white drawings depicting opposing forces engaged in ridiculous battle based on the entertainments of childhood and adolescence. He has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, d.u.m.b.o. arts center, Asian American Arts Centre, The Contemporary Museum in Hawaii, Exit Art and numerous galleries in the Philippinesamong others. Concepcion has participated in the LMCC/Workspace 120 Broadway Artist Residency, the Bronx Museum of Art Artists-in-the-Marketplace (AIM) program, the Artists Alliance Inc. Rotating Studio Program and the Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency. Eventually he broke away from the formulaic style of the drawings and explored different approaches to conflict creating an entirely new body of work. His solo show at the Kentler International Drawing Space last year showed this new process. He will have his second solo show in June this year at the NY Studio Gallery in NYC. Concepcion currently teaches kids at the Brooklyn Children's Museum on how to draw and think. He wears eyeglasses, loves to drink and plays PC games like a freak. Yes, PC games. [pack observation]

Joe Culpepper ( is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Comparative Literature at The University of Toronto. He is affiliated with both Massey College and its collaborative program in Book History and Print Culture. His current research focuses on contemporary critical theory, performance studies and the ways in which deception operates. The working title of his dissertation is "Narrative Deception: Magic Tricks, Mysteries, Con Games." [article]

Jae Won E. Chung is a writer and a translator living in New York. He is currently translating the novel Whale by Chun Myung-gwan from Korean into English, and his co-translation of the poet Gi Hyung-do's work is forthcoming in Washington Square.
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Meredith Danton is editorial director at the University of Miami Office of Communications and Marketing. She is also a graduate student at the University, working toward an MFA in poetry. Before joining the University in 2001, she was the managing editor of a Florida lifestyle magazine and an eye care journal. A native of Philadelphia, Meredith graduated from The College of New Jersey with a B.A. in journalism.
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Mike Estabrook is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY.Estabrook's work spans the gap between the imaginative and the political, and makes use of a wide range of media including drawing, painting, animation and video. He has exhibited at PPOW Fine Arts, ABC No Rio, PS1/MOMA, The Queens Museum, The Bronx Museum, Arario Gallery, Esso Gallery, and several other galleries and non-profit spaces in New York and abroad. His work has been cited in many publications, including The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Brooklyn Rail, and L Magazine. In 2005-6, he participated in the Artists in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum, in 2007-8 was a resident in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program, and is currently a resident in the Rotating Studio Program at the Artist's Alliance. He received his MFA from Queens College in 2005.[pack observation]

Eden Grey is a poet, artist, musician, and universal creativity enthusiast based in Miami and England's East Midlands in England. Her blog is at <> and some of her electronic music pieces can be heard at <>. [pack observation]

Paolo Javier is the 2008/9 Visiting Associate Professor in Poetry at the University of Miami. A Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace 2007/8 writer-in-residence, he is the author of LMFAO (OMG Press), Goldfish Kisses (Sona Books), 60 lv bo(e)mbs (O Books), and the time at the end of this writing (Ahadada), which received a Small Press Traffic Book of the Year Award. He edits the printed matter section of Boog City, and runs 2nd Ave Poetry. He lives in New York.[pack observation]

Paula Kolek attends the University of Miami’s MFA program where she’s been encouraged to become a "pack" observer, create poetry comics, write a monologue, and generally engage in poetic mischief making. She reminds readers that monstera delisiosa is nothing to mess with. ~Special thanks to Michael Maconi for his photographs of Art Basel~
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Maroš Krivý was born in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1981. He graduated in Sociology in 2005 from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Since 2006, he has been working on his PhD. thesis about the political economy and aesthetics of empty urban space at the University of Helsinki. At the same time he is a BA student of Photography at the Silesian University, Opava, Czech Republic. In 2008, he was the finalist of the sittcomm.award.[montage]

Walter K. Lew's books include Treadwinds: Poems and Intermedia Texts (Wesleyan University Press, 2002), finalist for the PEN Center USA Poetry Award and winner of the 6th Annual Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s Literary Award, and Excerpts from: ΔIKTH DIKTE, for DICTEE (1982) (Seoul: Yeoleum sa, 1992), the first book-length study of the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Lew also compiled and wrote essays for Kôri: The Beacon Anthology of Korean American Fiction, co-edited with Heinz Insu Fenkl (Beacon, 2001), Crazy Melon and Chinese Apple: The Poems of Frances Chung (Wesleyan University Press, 2000), Muae 1, and Premonitions, the foremost anthology of Asian North American poetry, both published by Kaya in 1995. His translations and scholarship on Korean and Asian American literature have been widely anthologized and he was the first U.S. artist to revive the art of movietelling (live narration of silent films), beginning in 1982. Documentaries and news stories produced by Lew have been broadcast on CBS News, PBS, British ITV, and NHK-Japan, among other networks. The present “Pack Observation” project is one of several curricular innovations he has developed to inspire a sense of group social engagement, re-politicized intertextuality, and intermedia and cross-genre experimentalism in creative writing courses at various schools, including Cornell University, the Mills College MFA program, UCLA, and the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL), where Lew presently teaches.[pack observation]

Damara Martin is a graduate from the University of Miami's Creative Writing program. She was brought up in Miami, FL. Although she received a BA in English, she is well educated in anatomy and cuisine, which appears frequently in her work. She is currently focusing on short story writing, and is a mother of an eight year old.[pack observation]

Nicola Masciandaro is Associate Professor of English at Brooklyn College, CUNY and a specialist in medieval literature. He is the author of The Voice of the Hammer: The Meaning of Work in Middle English Literature (Notre Dame, 2006) and various essays. His current book project, The Sorrow of Being, is about mourning and mysticism. Nicola is founder and editor of Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, is a member of the BABEL Working Group, and has blog called The Whim. [article]

Kim Paice is professor of Art History at the University of Cincinnati. Her current scholarly project involves research into contemporary art and biodiversity. She has written extensively about art and law, feminist art, the art of Robert Morris; and most recently has co-edited a book on the artist's studio in the post-studio era (The Fall of the Studio, 2009) and an essay on the Web work and travel souvenirs of activist-artists DownWind Productions of Hawai'i (n.paradoxa: International Feminist Art Journal, 2009). [article]

Tim Sharp is a visual artist living in Vienna. He has produced films, photography, installations and is also working as a curator. Extensive exhibitions in, for example, Austria, Canada, Germany and Poland. Recent publications: Cap Manuel (Wieser Verlag, 2008), Logbook 2006/2007: A Bulgarian Journey (DVD ROM, 2008) and Hidden Histories: Remapping Mozart (DVD ROM, 2006) both together with Lisl Ponger. Recent films: The Green Bag (2007); The Mozart Minute (2007) and The Trapdoor (2005). [video]

Dina Smith is assistant professor of English at Drake University, where she teaches courses in film studies, women's studies and American literature and culture. In addition to essays exploring differing topics in American cinema, Smith is currently completing a manuscript on the image of house trailers/mobile homes in American culture. She has published essays in Cinema Journal, Mississippi Quarterly, Mosaic, and Utopian Studies. [article]

Choosing to explore core surfaces, shapes and materials, Dmitry Sokolenko describes his work as a "protest against hyperrealism in today's art." Trained as a microbiologist, much of Sokolenko's work philosophy and subject matter is influenced by Russian literary figure Vladimir Nabokov and his fascination with science and butterflies. Sokolenko uses a microscope with a Leica camera, and performs no image manipulation.[montage]

Jeremy James Thompson is an instructor at New York’s Center for Book Arts as well as a curator for their New Voices reading series. His work focuses on the process of collaboration, the reinvention of propaganda, and the defining of a practical avant-garde. He runs Autotypes Press. [pack observation]

Gregory L. Ulmer is Professor of English and media studies at the University of Florida and author of Electronic Monuments (Minnesota, 2005), Internet Invention: From Literacy to Electracy (Longman, 2003), Heuretics: The Logic of Invention (Johns Hopkins, 1994), Teletheory: Grammatology in the Age of Video (Routledge,1989), and Applied Grammatology: Post(e)-Pedagogy From Jacques Derrida to Joseph Beuys (Johns Hopkins, 1984).[interview]

Holland Wilde is a Bostonian; living in Alberta, Canada; and a PhD candidate in the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. After a MFA in stage design and a 20 year career in TV design, Holland now pokes at media with critical ethnographic surrealism. ([ article]

Rita Wong has written three books: sybil unrest (with Larissa Lai, 2008), forage (2007), and monkeypuzzle (1998). Wong received the the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 2008. An Assistant Professor at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, she is currently researching the poetics of water.[pack observation]

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