SCHIRN MAG had a chat conversation with visual artist Adelita Husni-Bey about political art, pedagogical methods, and her painting “The Sleepers”, which her uncle in Benghazi made a protest poster of.

The small green dot that implicates that the other person is online extinguishes and Adelita Husni-Bey is gone. I open “The Sleepers” in a new tab, stare at the mysterious scene enfolding on the screen for a while, and start writing about our conversation so the reader can follow along and maybe think about their own subjectivity for a while.