THEADORA WALSH


is a writer and video artist who makes moving texts, essays, and fragments. She works with 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
Art Criticism
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

Mobile Media Making


Mark

The concrete poem, they suggest, “is an object in and by itself […] a material word.” The idea of “a material word,” an object capable of speaking, may have been theoretical for these architects — but it fit well with contemporaneous definitions of the subjugated woman’s body.


Endless Constellations: On “Women in Concrete Poetry 1959–1979”



As social distancing requires unprecedented reliance on the internet, and the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests bring people’s attention to the importance of digital security, we must remember that technology is never neutral


Artist-Made Tools Resist Algorithmic Racism and Empower Communities, for KQED Arts



Ágota Kristóf’s The Notebook is a pleading text. It’s a series of physical gestures. It stutters out a humanity while competing narratives shoot holes in shared experience.


READING THE NOTEBOOK, for Triangle House Review



Art is about encounter. A digital platform that insists on that, even during extreme physical isolation, is the most hopeful thing for the art world that I can think of.


The Wattis Institute’s New Digital Library is an Antidote to Online Exhibitions, for KQED Arts


The Luggage Store became a community space... It didn’t offer much money or institutional recognition, but it gave young people, just starting out, a first real moment of recognition


As San Francisco Art Institute Faces Likely Closure, This Gallery Is a Time Capsule, for Hyperallergic



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




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