Lady Gaga, Dawn of Chromatica (2021) 

It’s September. When the kids go back to school, what do the adults return to? Tradition? Seasonal basics? Cyberstalking like it’s the early aughts? Natasha Stagg reflects on summer’s wind-down for the final Out of State of 2021.

Still from Still Life (Betamale), 2013, single-channel video, 4:54 min, courtesy of Jon Rafman Studios

“People are repeating history without the knowledge of their doing so.”