“It is so natural to expect your own image when seeing a mirrored surface, almost to validate your presence in the space you occupy. The piece does not give the viewer any sense of this satisfaction.”
“Zap stands in the doorway of classroom 201 and the painted wooden beams frame his body like they were built that way, like he commanded the door to assemble around him and it listened.” Fiction.
“They move the house from the hills to the mountains
on the back of a pickup truck.”
“The Special Period, from 1991-1998, resulted in drastic changes in every aspect of life in Cuba. It was an era of crisis, contradictions, and confusion, but it also marked the birth of hip-hop in Cuba.”
“I’m enraged. Her high-pitched voice. Her false smile. I can tell she wants me to do something but I don’t know what.” Fiction.
“I did not think that I would be so entranced by such a small and seemingly flat painting.”
“A dark bathroom in an anonymous airport and / tears in the sink.” Poetry and translation.
Confluence is kicking off the fall semester with Devyn Olin’s research paper ‘“Quit Blocking the Painting; I’m Trying to Instagram’: Art In the Digital Age.” Stay tuned for more student work forthcoming in the following weeks and months.
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Confluence will resume publishing new works with the start of the Fall 2014 semester. In the meantime, submissions, proposals, and applications to the Editorial Board are welcome.
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Confluence is an online platform for student writing, art and research at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. The work is selected from the undergraduate print journals (including the Gallatin Review, the Gallatin Research Journal, the Journal of Global Affairs), exhibits curated in the Gallatin Galleries, visual art and performances produced for the Gallatin Arts Festival, teacher-nominated written and art works generated in courses, and independent projects commissioned by the student editors.Find out more »