Articles by Lilly Ball

Lilly Ball joined FORTH Magazine as Art Director/Brand Manager in the Fall of 2014. She is interested in writing, people, and the forest. lilly@forthmagazine.com.


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Dear Data Project: Artwork by Giorgia Lupi & Stefanie Posavec

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Though Ray Johnson is considered to be the first mail artist, it was Cleopatra in 47 BC who first had herself delivered to Juilus Caesar in a rolled-up carpet, thereafter becoming his mistress. An elusive art form, Correspondence Art, Arte Postale, or Post-Kunst, is dependent upon the interconnectedness of a global community. What Fluxman Robert…

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Foto Friday

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Ralph Waldo Emerson tells us, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” In this week’s Foto Friday, the photographers cling to their own sort of spiritualism, seeking personal transformation in nature and also human fabrications. This weekend, remember to look closely to see and be vulnerable to the…

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Foto Friday

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Having taken a two week hiatus, Foto Friday is back and dangerously optimistic. Dreams of volcanos erupting and walking through fire has led us here, to half-naked princesses, flaming handshakes, and a healthy “fuck you” to our misery and pain. Though we should limit burned bridges, there is no harm in torching at least one or…

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Foto Friday

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The transition from boyhood to manhood is a long and slippery one. There are reasons why men typically pay more for life insurance and die sooner. They may also be why mountains are named after them. In this week’s Foto Friday, we bring you a touch of masculinity—what it means and what it doesn’t mean—a collection of…

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Foto Friday

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This week on Friday the 13th, in our 13th installment of Foto Friday, we bring you a glimpse of the stranger, darker side of womanhood. The photographer’s free their bodies from poise and moderation, adding instead a bit of grit and grain—a range farther out of the proverbial fruit bowl. The images invite the viewer to watch,…

pierre schmidt
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When You Look into the Abyss, the Abyss Also Looks into You: An Interview with Pierre Schmidt

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Looking at the work of Pierre Schmidt is looking at the artist himself. Working headlong through the impulsivities of his psyche and employing titles based on the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and the melancholy underpinnings of Avro Pärt’s Spiegel em Spiegel, Schmidt manages to delicately thread a line from his very being to wherever you might be. Swimming freely in pieces…

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