Category Life

dubious nineteenth century sexual politics

archive of the crinoline: redeem the unredeemable!

There’s a sorry history of cultural appropriations of the crinoline, often for purposes other than high fashion, usually with the intent of debunking or perverting the gloire of the crinoline’s architecture. This awkward specimen, widely reproduced, sometimes goes by the title of ‘The Bachelor’s Dream’, an albumen print from around 1860, and not, as they […]

make art mummy not pies redellolsen

Make Art Mummy …

 

News of Research at the Institute: GENEALOGY OF THE CRINOLINE … ‘Accusation of Superficial Analogies’

More critical members of the Institute have been quick to point out, however, that this is at best merely suggestive, at worst a superficial analogy (see previous post). One especially powerful argument discussed by our researchers in the Institute is the view that the crinoline’s resistance to representation is different in kind from that of […]

or make a cape

You Could Always Make a Cape?

 

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News of Research at the Institute: ‘GENEALOGY OF THE CRINOLINE’

News update on our progress towards completion of a fully spiralling vision of the genealogy of the crinoline. Fig. 1 ‘Steel Cage Crinoline’ Our small research group have been struggling to assemble organic forms comparable to the nineteenth century metallic crinoline, with a view to disproving the claim that there is something inherently modern about […]

Back at Work at The Institute

 

Poets & Critics @ Paris Est 2011-2013: Sept. 27 & 28, Redell Olsen at Université Paris Est Créteil

Poets & Critics @ Paris Est 2011-2013: Sept. 27 & 28, Redell Olsen at Université Paris Est Créteil.

Institute of Electric Crinolines at Play

Just For The Record… not another hermeneutic circle

Still Seeking Approval?

From who exactly?

Still Possible?

Weekend At the Institute

Institute of Electric Crinolines on Holiday: coo cow cowpers