visualize in a text bubble or fa¢ebook chat:
The emotional state of a folder
if a folder had feelings
If a lesbian folder had feelings
If a folder was a lesbian and that folder had feelings
With a strong belief in the archive, the folder fluctuates and
grows with the understanding that it will never have it all.
We won't read every book in the library — and that's ok. You
can relax. The archive never ends. It's catnip for the kitten
and mace for the walk home. It's a casual queer, Britney kissing
Madge: camouflage and punctuation.
Nicole Killian was born the year the first cd player was sold in Japan. Her work uses graphic design, publishing, video, objects and installation in various combinations to investigate how the structures of the internet, mobile messaging, and shared online platforms affect contemporary interaction and shape cultural identity from a queer, feminist perspective. She is interested in the repetition, looping, and dissemination of content.
Nicole has exhibited at CAVE in Detroit, Arcadia Missa in London, Present Works in Milwaukee, Little Berlin in Philadelphia, Embassy in Los Angeles, Sadie Halie Projects in Brooklyn, Nomade Gallery in Hangzhou China and is currently in Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art for Lorna Mills' Ways of Something.
Her writing was published in the third edition of Terry Barrett’s Criticizing Art and she frequently contributes to online quarterly WOW HUH. Last spring her essay "The Aesthetics of Index" was included in Issue 2 of The Enemy. Her current essay, "The Emotional Potential of Girls Presented on the Internet as Object" will be published by Exempt Works in the book Modern Behaviours this coming year as well as a new essay, "The Transgressive Girl" to be published in the Journal of Feminist Scholarship.
Nicole is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is co-editor and co-designer of ISSUES with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener. Nicole is a current recipient of the Neo Future Residency at Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland.