No. 16: Ryan Wade Ruehlen
No. 16, Ryan Wade Ruehlen's Jack Angel, 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 informs a documentary poetics whose language is surreal, strategic, and jarring. Jack Angel emerges as a masterful synthesis of cultural talking points and media-modes: integration, interrogation, nomenclature, polis, boundaries, beliefs, etc. It should come as no surprise that No. 16 is the first issue to feature content both in print and online (see: Out-of-Body Observatory ↓)
Page numbers marked with a “△" in the physical book parallel diagrams in the Out-of-Body Observatory (O.O.B.O.) and can be read in conjunction with the text or in isolated viewings.
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.