Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson is an artist-scholar working through text, sound, performance, and moving image. Her current projects explore the role of simulacral spectacle within political struggle, longue durée socionatural entanglements between Indonesia and the Netherlands, and the materio-symbolic ways in which the past presses recursively on the present. Previous work examined cultural and political legacies of colonialism, dynamics of cultural exchange and assimilation, and artistic practice in the wake of political violence.

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Visual and New Media Review


Let’s begin with the bird, bound for Jakarta. A panacea—or apparition? The breadth of its distended wingspan was to be thirty-two kilometers. Its scare-quote eg... More