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Press Features
These are articles, interviews, and other press features about MANDEM.

» MANDEM at Modern Eden Gallery and Arch Enemy Arts, FSU Department of Art News (February 10, 2014)
» MANDEM in LaGrange and Valdosta National Exhibitions, FSU Department of Art News (February 3, 2014)
» MANDEM Art Showcase at LeMoyne's Emerging Artist Show, FSU College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance News (January 9, 2014)

» MANDEM in Local Galleries and Press, FSU Department of Art News (October 29, 2013)
» An Interview with MANDEM, Capital City Villager, Vol. 2, Issue 1 (Fall, 2013)
» Artist Duo Finds Beauty in Beasts, Tallahassee Democrat Sunday Magazine, F07 (October 13, 2013)
» COCA Exhibition featured in On View Magazine, Council on Culture & Arts (October 1, 2013)
» MANDEM in "Danse Macabre" at 1020 Art, FSU Department of Art News (September 30, 2013)
» Carrie Ann Baade Showcases Inspired Art, FSView (September 29, 2013)
» COCA Presents Artists Who Walk the Line Between Weird, Wonderful at City Hall, Tallahassee Democrat (September 19, 2013)
» The Back of Beyond: Artworks by Baade, MANDEM & Mazza, FSU College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance News (September 23, 2013)
» Kid Noir: A Joint Show That Doesn't Act Its Age, FSU Department of Art News (July 5, 2013)
» Art Student MANDEM in MoFA Exhibit, FSU College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance News (July 3, 2013)
» MANDEM (FSU MFA '15 Maize Arendsee) in Exhibit at FSU's Museum of Fine Arts, FSU Department of Art News (July 1, 2013)
» FSU Art MFA '15 MANDEM Featured at Tallahassee TechExpo, FSU Department of Art News (June 3, 2013)
» Exhibition "Liminal Memory" Featuring Huisi He, Lourdes Jimenez, and MANDEM, FSU Department of Art News (June 3, 2013)
» MANDEM Wins Award at City Hall Exhibit, FSU Department of Art News (April 8, 2013)
» The Amazing Art of MANDEM, Carpe Nocturne Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring, 2013)
» CVATD a Hit at FSU Digitech 2013!, FSU College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance News (April 8, 2013)
» Art Student MANDEM in Creative Tallahassee Exhibit at City Hall, FSU College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance News (March 8, 2013)
» MFA's Lunch Ticket Journal Now Available, Antioch University Los Angeles News (February 10, 2013)

» MANDEM Going to Valdosta National 2013, FSU Department of Art News (December 13, 2012)
» Artist Spotlight and Interview with MANDEM, The Weekenders Magazine, Issue 3 (November, 2012)
» New Publications Featuring MANDEM, FSU Department of Art News (November 20, 2012)
» Fermentation Lounge presents MANDEM, FSU Department of Art News (August 17, 2012)
» Interview with MANDEM, Penduline Press, Issue 5 (Spring, 2012)
» Art Majors at FSU Digitech 2012, FSU Department of Art News (April 2, 2012)
» Airship Pirates: Behind the Scenes of an RPG, Irregular Magazine (January, 2012)

» MANDEM Talks the Talk, 1stAngel Arts Magazine (October, 2011)
» MANDEM, TotusMel's Wunderkammer September, 2011)
» Artist at Work, Tallahassee Democrat (August 25, 2011)


Related Press
While these articles don't mention us by name, they display our art or discuss projects/exhibitions that include our work.

» A Signature Cultural Event Returns to LaGrange, Ga, February, 2014, Atlanta Daybook (February 10, 2014)
» VSU Fine Arts Gallery Hosts Valdosta National Jan. 21-Feb. 8, Valdosta Today (January 20, 2014)
» Fiction's Darker Side, Fulcrum (October 3, 2013)
» Pirates & Dragons Kickstarter Project with Pete Cakebread, G*M*S Magazine Podcast (September 15, 2013)
» Valdosta National 2013 Runs Jan. 14 - Feb. 1 in the VSU Fine Arts Gallery, VSU News (January 11, 2013)
» Lancaster Game Designers Win Top Award, Virtual Lancaster (February 8, 2012)
» Review: Ruined Empires, Stargazer's World (February, 2012)
» Comentando y Recomendando: Airship Pirate, En la Antesala al Portal Oscuro (February, 2012)
» Tabletop Review: Ruined Empires, Diehard GameFAN (December, 2011)
» Threatened Empires, Reviews from R'lyeh (December, 2011)
» Review: Airship Pirates, Postmortem Studios (November, 2011)
» Tabletop Review: Abney Park's Airship Pirates, Diehard GameFAN ( September, 2011)
» Designer's Diary: Cakebread & Walton - Airship Pirates, Roleplayers Chronicle (July, 2011)


MANDEM is a symbiotic pair of transdigital -punk artists, Maize Arendsee and Moco Steinman, working in both digital art and traditional art mediums such as oil painting, mische technique, mixed media, and acrylics. Our themes include: mythpunk and mythology; steampunk and alternative history; cyberpunk and human-animal-machine hybrids; gothic, horror, and dark fantasy; monsters and chimeras; and queer feminist art. Important visual influences include German Expressionism; influential sci-fi fantasy artists such as Brom and Giger, and traditional painters such as Maxfield Parrish, John Atkins Grimshaw, and the surrealist and visionary movements. Other influences include James Barrie (Peter Pan), Lewis Carroll, Lovecraft and other Gothic Victorian writers; Bertolt Brecht and epic theater (also theater of cruelty and theater of the absurd); Robert Graves, Mircea Eliade, and the great mythographers of the Gilded Age; Jungian philosophy; the ancient Greek and Roman poets — especially Euripides and Ovid; and epic modern myth-makers such as Tolkein, Clive Barker, Guillermo del Toro, George Romero, and Neil Gaiman. Our work has appeared in gallery shows and we have designed album or book art for the Cruxshadows ("Dreamcypher" and "Ethernaut"), Michael Schulman ("Home"), Abney Park ("Airship Pirates" RPG), and we designed the promotional art for the Dragon*Con 2012 Horror/Dark Fantasy Track.