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The Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICI) is a non-profit, educational organization. Its mission is to educate the public about the visual methods used in society to describe and discuss cultural phenomena.

Institute of Cultural Inquiry follows:
  • small coin
  • small coin with hole in center
  • Hitler stamp
  • Dresden pamphlet
  • ephemeral map
  • animal pelt
  • set of keys
  • bible bank
  • View master
  • book
  • pair of plaster cast busts
  • decorated walnut shell
  • jar of rocks and earth
  • metal sprocket
  • gold tone flat metal bust of Chairman Mao
  • hollow rock
  • antique empty picture frame
  • strip of words -- time
  • deck of small post cards -- Pompeii
  • Time cigarette box
mar 6 2013 ∞
mar 6 2013 +
  • Carlos Almaraz
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Félix González-Torres
  • Robert Mapplethorpe
  • Liberace
  • Fela Kuti
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Michel Foucault
  • Eazy-E
  • Alvin Ailey
  • Arthur Ashe
nov 24 2011 ∞
nov 24 2011 +
  • Sexual Behavior in the Human Male Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, and Clyde E. Martin
  • The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • Aesop’s Fables Anonymous
  • America Day by Day Simone de Beauvoir
  • Ancient Man: The Beginning of Civilizations Hendrik Willem Van Loon
  • Grotesque: Natural, Historical, & Formaldehyde Photography Joel Peter Witkin
  • Pictured Knowledge: The New Method of Visual Instruction Applied to All School Subjects, Vol. VI Calvin N. Kendall, editor-in-chief
  • Moments of Discovery Vol. 1: The Origins of Science George Schwartz and Philip W. Bishop, editors
  • The Kabbala: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism and Its Secret Doctrine Erich Bischoff
  • Alchemical Medicine Paracelsus
  • The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies Marcel Mauss
  • Invisible Records of Thought & Action: a ... Manly Palmer Hall
oct 11 2010 ∞
jan 25 2012 +
  • 12 Weeks to Survival
  • A New World and a New Hope
  • A Scientific Picnic
  • Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers
  • An Adventure in Ecology, Part II
  • Animal Babies
  • Animals of Sea and Shore
  • Atoms and Molecules
  • Atoms as You Will Uses Them
  • Bells at Christmas
  • Bikes in Transportation
  • Chemical Changes
  • Christmas in Other Lands
  • Clouds, Rain, and Snow
  • Common Fraction Forms
  • Conservation
  • Contemporary Artists at Work: Sculptors, Part 1
  • Contemporary Artists at Work: Sculptors, Part 2
oct 12 2010 ∞
mar 6 2013 +
  • ad nauseum advertise, 9
  • affirmative age, 11
  • ahem airway, 13
  • airy aleutain islands, 14
  • alewife all-American, 15
  • all-around allusive, 16
  • altogether ambush, 18
  • ameba amok, 19
  • analgesic androgynous, 21
  • aniline anonymous, 23
  • antiseptic aphid, 26
  • appellant apprentice, 28
  • arctic armadillo, 31
  • armageddon arsenal, 32
  • asbestos asphalt, 34
  • asunder atonement, 37
  • avarice awning, 41
  • awoke baby, 42
  • baby beef backslapper, 43
  • backslide bag lady, 44
  • bayberry bearskin, 52
oct 4 2010 ∞
oct 5 2010 +

2008

  • Displayed at Kerckhoff Gallery, UCLA.

2003

  • Displayed at Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica (10th Anniversary Exhibition of the AIDS Chronicles).

1998

  • Displayed in front of the New York Public Library, New York. Funded in part by the Robert Farber Foundation and Visual AIDS.

1997

  • Displayed at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Santa Monica, CA.

1996

  • Displayed at Midnight Special Bookstore, Santa Monica, CA.
oct 4 2010 ∞
jan 25 2012 +

spec·u·la·tive [spek-yuh-ley-tiv,-luh-tiv] adjective

  • Of, characterized by, or based upon contemplative speculation. Syn. theoretical.
  • Given to conjecture or speculation.
  • Marked by inquisitive interest: raised a speculative eyebrow.
  • Engaging in, given to, or involving financial speculation: speculative brokers; speculative stocks.

pen·ti·men·to [pen-tuh-men-toh] noun, plural pen·ti·men·ti

  • (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) the reappearance in a painting of an underlying image that had been painted over (usually when the later painting becomes transparent with age)
  • (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) the part of a painting thus revealed.

speculative fiction- noun

apr 27 2012 ∞
apr 27 2012 +
  • All children become sad in the late afternoon, for they begin to comprehend the passage of time. - Stephane Audeguy, The Theory of Clouds
  • We can't begin with nothing because, logically, nothingness is the culmination of something. - Jean Baudrillard and Jean Nouvel, The Singular Objects of Architecture
  • In August 1992, when the dog days were drawing to an end, I set off to walk, the county of Suffolk, in the hope of dispelling the emptiness that takes hold of me whenever I have completed a long stint of work. - W. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn
  • Yet, as a wheel moves smoothly, free from jars,/My will and my desire were turned by love,/The love that moves the sun and the other stars. - Dante, The Divine Comedy 3: Paradise
  • Love found the rubble of the lady's ice. - Anita Albus, The Art of Arts
  • Ours is the first age in which many thousands of the best-trained individual minds have made it a full-time business to get... - Herbert Marshall McLuhan, The Mechanical ...
jan 25 2011 ∞
mar 6 2013 +
  • Adam Pendleton
  • Adrian Daub
  • Andrew Davis
  • Ann Ciecko
  • Anne Flannery
  • Anneleen Masschelein
  • Antoinette LaFarge
  • Avi Kempinski
  • Axel Forrester
  • Bettina Mosbach
  • Carsten Strathausen
  • Chris Rochelle
  • Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes
  • Christel Dillbohner
  • Christian Scholz
  • Christina Kraenzle
  • Christopher Gregory-Guider
  • Colin Rhodes
  • Connie Samaras
  • Cristel Dillbohner
  • Daniel Lash
oct 5 2010 ∞
jan 25 2012 +
  • Admiral Charles Henry Swinburne
  • Admiral Sutton
  • Adolfo Bioy Casares
  • Agata
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Ambros Adelwarth
  • Angel de Trabadelo
  • Anne
  • Ante Paveli´c
  • Apollo Korzeniowski
  • Atala
  • Augustus
  • Aunt Ashburnham
  • Austerlitz
  • Austrian Empress Elisabeth
  • Balzac
  • Baroness de Somogyi
  • Beyle
  • Biddy (bulldog)
  • Bolzano
  • Bonafou
oct 5 2010 ∞
oct 12 2010 +

1999

  • Over 1,000,000/under 24 at Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica

1998

  • Displayed at Santa Monica Festival, Santa Monica 100 Unknown Women at The Institute of Cultural Inquiry

1994

  • Workshop and display at Johnson State College, Vermont
  • Lecture and display at Montgomery Museum of Art, Alabamba

1993

  • Display and lecture at Williams College, Massachusetts City
  • University of New York, New York City

1992

oct 4 2010 ∞
jan 25 2012 +
  • Barthe's Tear
  • Sebald
  • Aitkins
  • Warburg
  • Maps
  • Science Theory
  • AIDS
  • Culture
  • Artist Monographs
  • Language
  • Architecture
  • Museums
  • Twickenham
  • Berlin
  • Goethe
  • Body
  • Art History
  • Exhibitions
  • Other
  • Photography
  • Fiction
oct 29 2012 ∞
oct 29 2012 +

Stereoscopic

  • Underwood Stereoscope
  • Keystone Stereoscope
  • Loreo Stereo Camera
  • View Master Model C Stereoscope
  • Fairchild Stereoscope

Photographic

  • Ansco Shur-Shot Medium Format Camera
  • Minolta Autocord Twin Lens Reflex Camera
  • Elwood Patternworks Wooden Enlarger

Image Projection

  • Kodak 5600 Slide Projector
  • Rheem Califone Tachistoscope
  • Mirrorscope
  • Victor Magic Lantern
  • Dukane Micromatic II Filmstrip Projector
  • Keystone Pictograph

Moving Image

oct 5 2010 ∞
mar 3 2011 +
  • Lise Patt, Director
  • Sue-Na Gay, Assistant Director
  • Brian Douglas, Grounds Coordinator
  • Axel Forrester, Acquisitions
  • Deborah Cullen Morales, Keeper of the Seals
  • Martin Gantman, Critic-at-large
  • Christel Dillbohner, Curator-at-large
  • Sande Sisneros, Fabricator
  • Antoinette LaFarge, Archivist
oct 4 2010 ∞
oct 29 2012 +
  • Abiquiu, New Mexico
  • Alaska Glacier, Alaska
  • Alice Springs, Australia
  • Atherton, Queensland
  • Atlas Mountains, Morocco
  • Avalon, Glastonbury
  • Ayers Rock, Australia
  • Bentonville Battlefield, Union Trenches
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Berlin Wall, Germany
  • Bikernieki Forest, Latvia
  • Birkenau, Poland
  • Black Rock, Nevada
  • Bondi Beach, Sydney
  • Brice Canyon, Utah
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Cerne, England
  • Chapelle St. Sixte, Eygalieres Provence, France
  • Chimayo, New Mexico
  • Chott el Jerid, Egypt
oct 4 2010 ∞
jan 25 2012 +
  • Christel Dillbohner
  • Melinda Smith Altschuler
  • Antoinette LaFarge
  • Deborah Paulsen
  • Danny Redfern
  • Yolande Macias McKay
  • Axel Forrester
  • Lothar Schmitz
  • Sande Sisneros
  • Martin Gantman
  • Lise Patt
  • Arnaldo Morales
  • Robert Allen
  • Anna Ayeroff
  • Gero Lesson
oct 4 2010 ∞
oct 4 2010 +