what (and who) makes one

Still from “How to feel more at home”, web-work, 2020

Have you ever thought that the idea you have about what home means to you could forever change?

Home is something you ran away from or maybe home is something you had your whole life. But home will always be where your story started. Home is not a place; it…


I am sitting at the living room table in my family house in Italy. It’s eleven AM. There is dust in the air and the window on my left is open. I’m wearing headphones and playing music — tranquil songs, so I can still hear the birds. If you could…


Talking archives, digital reproduction, and engaging with files

Lisa Barnard (Instagram), also known as indexstring, is a digital artist and writer based in Reading currently undertaking a PhD in Fine Art at the University of Reading. In collaboration with Erik Weisz (Another Lemon), Lisa has recently exhibited at the Wrong Biennale 2019/20 and at Wretched of the Screen…


How are artists and curators responding to digital culture?

Nine Eyes of Google Street View, Jon Rafman, 2008-ongoing

We are all internet artists now

We live in a time where offline life has become so intertwined with the online. The internet (a term we use here to mean the web, social media, and all that gravitates around these realities) is the lifeblood of humanity and, in particular, of the art world. Novel approaches to…


When avoiding pain becomes avoiding life

It is when you least expect it — when you seem to be doing everything to keep you afloat — that depression and anxiety creep back. And you have been there, you know these bad boys will take over your life. Again, they will drain your energies. And again, they…


Photo by Papaioannou Kostas on Unsplash

A year after I moved from my family home to go live by myself, I learned about chatrooms. I used to spend late nights following text conversations between strangers from all parts of the globe. I would rarely interact because I thought I couldn’t add anything meaningful to the discussion…


Image by Jana Sabeth Schultz

I need your approval

Today something happened before I got home from one of the most tiring days of the past seven. I was reading Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love on the tube. The words on the page described something I felt so close to me. I almost started crying. The story…


It hasn’t always been a challenge for me to enjoy spending time with myself. I once was a 16-year-old who loved to roam solo. On those sunny afternoons when my parents weren’t home, I would take the back road and lose myself into the woods. These were a few steps…


This is one of the very first pieces of writing I am transcribing from a voice recording. I am using my phone to record my voice, planning to turn it into words at a later time. It is something that I could not do before.

I never thought recording my…


Based at Tate Britain, Tate Archive was founded in 1970. It holds the world’s largest collection of items relating to British art, from 1900 to the present. It contains more than a million artifacts arranged in 900 individual collections (The National Archives, 2018). …

Francesco Imola

Art, curation, digital gardening, and a bit of code | he/him 🧩

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