wavelengths is devoted to recording the sites where light and sound currents collide, intermix, and inform one another. wavelengths highlights artists and projects through a series of interviews, and aims to intervene with art-historical canons by emphasizing the threads of music throughout art (referred to by some as art’s “minor histories”) and to argue for their place in conversations of contemporary art. With a special interest in artworks that engage Rock, Punk, and Metal, this blog’s objective is to swim in the pleasurable waves within the sea of aural and visual interactions in ways that blur traditional disciplinary boundaries. 

Amelia Ishmael is an independent curator, writer, and artist. Her recent projects include the touring video/film screenings .blacK~SSStaTic_darK~fuZZZ_dOOm~glitCH. and Black Thorns in the Black Box, the gallery exhibition Black Thorns in the White Cube, and serving as co-editor for Helvete: a journal of Black Metal theory. She has presented her gleanings on music and contemporary art at the Southeastern College Art Conference (North Carolina, U.S.), the Black Metal Theory Symposium (London, U.K). and the Home of Metal Conference in (Wolverhampton, U.K.). Amelia Ishmael’s writings have appeared in Art21.comThe WIREArtSlantArt in PrintArt Papers, and Review. She received a BFA in Photography and New Media from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MA in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her personal website can be found here.

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