An installation of large-scale photographs by Stephen Berens, assistant professor, Department of Art, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, were recently included in an exhibition at the Poor Farm, a international exhibition and artist residency program in Wisconsin. The installation consists of two 5’x12’ photographs shot approximately 45 feet apart looking out the front windows of the Poor Farm in March. In August the photographs were installed directly opposite the windows from which they were shot, flipping the landscape north to south and from midsummer to early spring. Since the images were produced using a robotic tripod head that allowed100 separate photographs of the site to be seamed together to form one image it allowed the viewer to see the landscape more clearly in its reproduction than by looking out the windows at the landscape itself. They will be displayed a year allowing the relationship of the photograph to the view out the window to change as the landscape changes.
As the 2020 election approaches, the world is becoming more and more focused on the role and significance of the presidency in American politics. At a time when leadership is more important than ever, the upcoming election will undoubtedly shape the future of this country and go down as one of the most significant elections
Sex panic. This is the phrase that Dr. Ian Barnard (English/LGBTQ Studies) uses to describe how contemporary liberal culture unintentionally uses sex panics to reinforce transphobic and homophobic tropes. In their new book, Sex Panic Rhetorics, Queer Interventions, Barnard illuminates the ways that the public, media, and politicians produce, construct, and disseminate sex panics. “The