Blake Oetting is a writer based in New York. He is currently a PhD candidate at New York University where he studies modern & contemporary art.
Catherine Telford Keogh: Nervous SystemBy Blake Oetting
There are risks with every surgery. For the most part, these remain hypothetical scenarios only realized as part of a phantasmagoric paranoia: a clumsy incision, the quivering hand of your surgeon, an unforeseen lump. Anticipating this obsessive worrying, hospitals aim to reassure us through a compensatory iconography of total sterility.
Gedi Sibony: The Terrace TheaterBy Blake Oetting
Without swerving into didactic messaginghe avoids explicit references to the virus, or even loaded associations like hope or lossSibonys labyrinthine theater reflects the mental gymnastics and displacements involved in grappling with flux.