No. 16: Ryan Wade Ruehlen

No. 16: Ryan Wade Ruehlen

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$8  •  ISBN 237-0-000-35500-3  •  36 pages  •  2016


Ryan Wade Ruehlen's Jack Angel (preview), is an investigative story-manual with visual and visceral clout, reaching into and in-between the lives of characters halfway to heaven or hell. Ruehlen's background in multimedia arts, performance, and collaboration (see: Flinching Eye Collective) informs a documentary poetics whose language is surreal, strategic, and jarring. Jack Angel emerges as a tactile synthesis of cultural talking points and media-modes: integration, interrogation, nomenclature, polis, boundaries, beliefs. It should come as no surprise that No. 16 is the first issue to feature content both in print and online: Ruehlen's Out-of-Body Observatory () challenges the role of reader as witness. 

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Page numbers marked with a “in the physical book parallel diagrams in the Observatory and can be read in conjunction with the text or in isolated viewings.

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About the Author

Ryan Wade Ruehlen is originally from Hays, Kansas. He has exhibited his work inter­nationally, esp. with Flinching Eye Collective (recipients of the 2014 Idea Fund Grant, a re­-granting program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts). Ryan has worked as a gallery and independent curator, performer, organizer, sound designer, university lecturer, and currently co-­operates Shadowtrash Tape Group, an audio­ art cassette label in Boulder CO. Much of his work is collaborative and exists at the intersection of sound, media, and performance. He holds a BFA in studio arts from Fort Hays State University, an MFA in studio arts at the University of Colorado­ Boulder, and is currently a candidate for a PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance at the University of Colorado, Boulder.