THEMES & FEATURES
COME PLAY WITH US 10/31-11/2
Halloween-themed art, articles, poetry and more all weekend!
Way of the Future: Obsession
Pieces that look at ambition, fixation, neuroses, and superstition
Best Friends Forever:
Looking at portrayals of female friendship
Under the Influence:
addiction, fantastic drug trips, infatuation and more
We are based in Los Angeles, so our posting schedule follows Pacific Standard Time
Miscellaneous artwork that is not theme-related.
personal reflections on excerpts from our favorite written works
collections of artwork that are posted without commentary/caption/poetry
surreal short films, animation, and found footage!
We are always looking for pieces that compliment each other, and we love to share the combinations that we come up with. We combine music with artwork, literature with photography, … we just enjoy mashing different mediums together in an effort to bring new meaning to the pieces.
Girls On Film
Offering theme-related posts about film & television
Conversations with The Nerd Guru
Illustrated, theme-related conversations between Angie (editor in chief of the show tell project) and Mitch Schiwal,Dungeon-Master, comic book expert, and Guru of all things awesome.
One is the Loneliest Number 8/7-8/17
Looking at isolation, imprisonment, abandonment, and separation.
They’re All Going to Laugh at You 7/15-7/25
Featuring the Early Short films of Louis C.K.
Named for the famous line in Brian DePalma’s rendition of Carrie, this theme will take a look at anxiety, vouyerism, and fear of judgement as well as unconventional pieces (poetry, short dramedies, prose) by our favorite stand-up comedians.
7/1 -7/11 A collection of work which explores primal urges, repression, human nature, and survival.
PIECES OF US: 6/8-6/18/2013
Our first series, “Pieces of Us”, was born from our inability to complete about 85% of the projects that we begin. Through a combination of journal entries, unfinished artworks, and photography, this collection will explore how the fragmented nature of imagination can make creation a much more intuitive process than completion.
Photo by Alison McPherson
Excerpt from Interview with an Artist: Mitch Schiwal
ANGIE: […] There is also this unsettling feeling that lurks like a shadow as you get closer and closer to completing your piece. You just start to feel like […] to complete the work is to take away its life. Pair that with the obvious insecurities that come with self-expression and your enthusiasm kind of evaporates.
MITCH: hmm its not that dramatic for me… it doesn’t feel like a death… it feels… melancholy becausewhile it is finished, its potential is at its end. it has accomplished all it ever will, and depending on my laziness and or lack of talent… it probably didn’t end up fully realized in a meaningful way that lives up to the inspiration that gave birth to it.
To view the collection, select “Pieces of Us” from the Categories menu at the bottom of the page.