THEADORA WALSH


is a writer and video artist who makes moving texts, essays, and fragments. She likes the physicality of language and the tension between speech and its documentation. 


Writing in Gulf Coast, sfmoma Open Space, Apogee, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and Unbag. Criticism in Artforum, KQED arts, Art Papers, BOMB, Electronic Book Review, and Afterimage. And an MFA in Digital Language Arts from Brown University. 


WRITING

Prose
Essays

I Love Repair


VIDEO WRITING

AAAA, BBBB, CCCC & the rest
Subtitle Drift

Live Word Processing

Aberration of the Translator

Horse Players


TEACHING

The Video Essay
Introduction to Digital Writing



Mark

Solar Cry, is heard by feeling, like a hand gently resting on someone’s throat that understands meaning not by language but by way of a trembling in the neck.


Lydia Ourahmane’s  صرخة شمسية Solar Cry, for Art Papers


Finger paintings swirl in an aura of anti-staleness. The hand movements of toddlers, fossilized in pigment, graph their own vocabulary


In Rhoda Kellogg’s World Every Child is an Artist, for KQED arts

Demonstrating how a geographic underpinning defines the way people create and occupy space



A BAMPFA Show Empowers Student Curators to Share Their View of California, for KQED arts


Not unlike the aesthetic and linguistic immediacy of a graphic T-shirt gone rogue


Gene Berry’s New Mythic Visualizations at Cushionworks, for Artforum


With tenderness and a phenomenologist’s sensitivity, Cogan portrays gently sloped streets and frequented neighborhood stores


Kim Cogan’s Evergreen at Hashimoto Contemporary, for Artforum


While both artists' work suggests intensive studies of the natural, there is also a brutality to the way each prunes away unwanted wildness


Tadaaki Kuwayama and Rakuko Naito at Adrian Rosenfeld, for Artforum


“Cooler-than-you” girl talk and a recollection shaped by the kinds of excisions trauma imposes.


Lydia Ourahmane’s low relief, for Artforum


Through a 3D scan of self-taught artist Loy Bowlin’s bejeweled home, between doilies and around the word “foramen.”



Text as Texture: Judd Morrissey and Abraham Avnisan Interviewed by Theadora Walsh, for BOMB Magazine


Like the most erudite and well-researched Wikipedia page to have ever been committed to permanent form



Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry’s Ontological Implications, Electronic Book Review 



Market-tested blue pig-tails wrap around her holographic thighs


“The Mathematical Movement of Girl Clusters”: How Fandom Manifests Physical Intimacy in the Digital Age, Presented at the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2018 conference (available upon request)


Before the C-Section is performed, some of these online games let the player give the pregnant disney princess a face mask or make-over



The Pregnant Avatar: Seeing Oneself in C-Sections, Surrogates and Sonograms, After Image Press, Vol 44