CTA: Disposable

Addie Glickstein

Nick Clavelo

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Malena Steelberg

Andrea Dávila

Emma Buhain

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Chloe Zhang

Nicolas Lopez-Alegria

India Halsted

Pagona/Paige Kytzidis

pretty pink, traces the window anyway,
what were you saying?

early
same feeling same dreaming anyway,
what was i saying?

and if you get tired please dont leave and if you get tired please dont leave

dizzy
that same drink, mixed to pink anyway,
what were we saying?

spinning
hold me still, hold me steady anyway
what were doing

and if you get tired please dont leave and if you get tired please dont leave

i know who i am i won’t fall again we can be anything, apart
i know who i am i won’t fall again am i on your mind, apart

and if you get tired please dont leave and if you get tired please dont leave

green again stare back at me anyway,
i say

Omar Curiel

Nia Holton-Raphael

Ellen Alt

Mathilde Hjertholm Nielsen

CJ Strauss

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Madi McCaskey

Inga Manticas

Yuping Zhang

Stefani Shoreibah

Emma Owens

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Call to Artists: Disposable

Finally got the photos from an old disposable camera developed? Worried about the current state of our planet? Feeling angsty about the people who have left you? Love making trash art? Us too! Send us your art for our October Call to Artists: Disposable. All mediums welcome!

Send any submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Disposable " by Sunday November 11. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and on the walls of CU Records!

CALL TO ARTISTS: FOUND

Found art or finding yourself? Check out the works below and maybe you'll find some inspiration. 

Send any submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Found" by Sunday February 25th. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and on the walls of CU Records!

 

 Signs IX or Burial and unearthing of a piece of cedar wood / Signaling IX or Interment and Disinterment of a Piece of Cedar Wood, 1971-72, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, gelatin silver print.    Learn more about this piece...

Signs IX or Burial and unearthing of a piece of cedar wood / Signaling IX or Interment and Disinterment of a Piece of Cedar Wood, 1971-72, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, gelatin silver print.

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  Tape Project: Sidewalk 1 ,1971, Jaime Davidovich, gelatin silver print.    Learn more about the artist...

Tape Project: Sidewalk 1,1971, Jaime Davidovich, gelatin silver print.

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"Found objects have occasionally been featured in very well known pop songs: "You Still Believe In Me" from the Beach BoysPet Sounds features bicycle bells and horns as part of the orchestral arrangements."

Read more about found objects in music

Call to Artists: Nostalgia

'Tis the season for nostalgia! Here at Ratrock we're thinking not only about the wistful sadness that comes with the holidays, but also about the use of older mediums to produce contemporary art. Just finished your Photogravure print class or Photo I prints in the darkroom? Send us your art work! Collaging vintage magazines as a stress buster from finals? Send it in! Working hard on your Shakespeare monologue? We wanna see it! All mediums are welcome! Send any submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Nostalgia" by Sunday December 31st. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and on the walls of CU Records!

CTA: DELIRIOUS + DISPLACEMENT

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India Halsted

Lillian Zheng

Naomi Basu

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Emma Noelle

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Tiffany Huang Fang

Emma Noelle

Naomi Chang @naomoart

Ruby Mastrodimos

Julia Rocha

Call to Artists: Displacement

Living in New York we constantly come into contact with individuals that are displaced from usual society. We rush by them rather than stopping to notice, made uncomfortable by inequity or the lack of cash on our persons. Though seemingly remote from our own experience, all of us have felt feelings of otherness, of displacement or discomfort, and these are feelings that connect us to everyone around us. We have all experienced those transitions that make us uncomfortable, that remove us from stability and take us into the unknown. We are calling for art that connects with these themes in honor of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness in partnership with Project for the Homeless to reckon with both each individual sets of feelings which create ties between us. All mediums welcome! Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Displacement" by Sunday November 26th. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and in an exhibition with its location to be determined!

Call to Artists: Delirious

In response to the show "Delirous: Art at the Limits of Reason" on view at the MET Breuer, we're asking you to submit work that responds to the idea that "delirious times demand delirious art". All mediums welcome! Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Delirious" by Sunday October 29th. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and on the walls of CU Records!

CTA: Consumption

digital drawing by Anna Kaplan

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mixed media by Anderson Peguero

photograph by Emma Noelle 

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collage by Charlotte Force

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photography by Julia Girardoni

film by Trinity Lester

When consulting the idea of consumption I felt myself wanting to film the personal processes of going online shopping. As the idea progressed, I began to recall that so many of the places I may go to shop online were recently exposed for taking part in sweatshops. This led me to do some research on companies that I may not know were involved in the use of these abusive and unfair factories.

The video is of my screen, on the side you can see an array of desktop icons. Each of the icons shows a store that has been recognized as having sweatshops. These stores are then opened in tabs and throughout the video I take the time to explore their site. During the video I genuinely just clicked on what I was interested in, what looked worth clicking on, and what suited my needs. This became harder to do with the constant reminder of the sweatshops in the upper right background and left side of my desktop.

The video running is of myself eating chips to show what I feel is the most basic level of
consumption. For me the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the topic is eating. So in the video I eat (quite impolitely and a little wildly) to show that basic primal consumption that I first thought of.

The audio is a mash up of my crunching over the hectic sounds of a factory. This ties the
clothing back to the industrial while the reminder of my chewing and my personal presence remains.

Lastly, the rose colored filter increases in opacity with each odd jump or break that I randomly placed in the video. The filter reminded me of the common saying “to see life through rose colored glasses,” because here it was difficult for me to look past the harsh reality of sweatshops that these clothes were made in.

 

paintings and sculptures by Laura Isabel Dabalsa

pen and ink drawing by Galiba Gofur

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Call to Artists: Consumption

"I keep her in Louboutin, Louis Vuitton
Gucci down to her feet, yup, just like me
I'm the one, with them ones
Fuck the price on the tag, just throw it in the bag"

- Fabolous, 2009

All mediums welcome! Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com with the subject "Your Name, CTA: Consumption" by Sunday September 24th. Your work will be featured in an online gallery, in our annual yearbook, and on the walls of CU Records!

CTA: LIES AND ILLUSIONS

Poetry by David Sierra

Intaglio Print by Ella Viscardi

Intaglio Print and Illustration by Jacquelyn Klein

Painting by Genevieve Nemeth 

Writing by Shreyas Manohar

Prints by Olivia Loomis 

Illustrations by Amanda Ba

Photography by Clara Hirsch

Fiction by Anderson Peguero

Call to Artists: Lies and Illusions

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.
— Pablo Picasso

All mediums welcome!  Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com "Your Name, CTA: Lies and Illusions" in subject line, due April 3. Your work will be featured in an online gallery and beautify the walls of CU Records! 

CTA: Intimacy

Drawings by Ella Viscardi

Photography by Julia Girardoni

Photography by Kea Buretel

Digital Media by Camille Ramos

Photography by Emma Noelle

Photography by Clara Hirsch

Call to Artists: Intimacy

What is intimacy? A close familiarity or friendship, a private cozy atmosphere, the birds and the bees? What does it mean to have "intimacy issues"? Does intimacy equal love? What is love? (baby don't hurt me?)  Whether you're a hopeless romantic, a cynic, or somewhere in between,  join us in pondering these cringe worthy questions post-Valentines day! All mediums welcome! WORK DUE BY FEBRUARY 28. Shortly after there will be a showcase of all your beautiful work at CU Records. </3

Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com "Your Name, CTA: Intimacy" in subject line

Call to Artists: Protest

This is Ratrock’s first monthly, themed, call to artists. We will post about the theme on the 1st of each month and submissions will be due on the 25th. At the end of the month we will feature all of your wonderful work in a gallery on the site. The call is open to artists of all disciplines! 

In light of recent political events, this month’s theme is “Protest”. Throughout history, art has been utilized as a means for reacting to socio-political issues and prompting social change. The gallery below features crucial works of protest art concerned with a variety of issues from Abortion to the Vietnam War. Whether it’s photographs from a recent protest you attended, a punk song about Trump, or an interpretive dance about women’s rights, we want to see how you speak out and stand up for what you believe in

Send all submissions to ratrockmagazine@gmail.com "Your Name, CTA: Protest" in subject line