For LOLA, I wrote about Tony Conrad, specifically the late artist’s interest in control, autonomy and resistance:
“A throughline which runs adjacent to Conrad’s interest in authority is his attention to psychological manipulation, and the interior experience of shifting one’s perspective. Whether by way of linguistic content, sonic or graphic animation, Conrad was fascinated by the phenomenological and psychological effects of sociocultural structures, and the media technologies that might operate within these structures.”
To read the full essay, visit http://lolajournal.com/7/conrad.html
My thanks to the co-editors, Adrian Martin and Girish Shambu.