BOMB 105, Fall 2008

The cover of BOMB 105

Kelly Reichardt by Gus Van Sant, Alan Vega, Rachel Harrison & Nayland Blake, Peter Cole, Claire Fontaine, John Giorno, Richard Maxwell, Roman Signer, exclusive Ward Shelley poster, and First Proof with Paul Bloodgood cover.

Claire Fontaine

by Anthony Huberman

Through their loaded neon signs, lock picks, and bricks wrapped in book covers, the art duo Claire Fontaine prompt viewers to ponder the politics of action and inaction. Their show at Metro Pictures closes December 17.

Rachel Harrison and Nayland Blake

Blake and Harrison discuss notions under threat of extinction: self-expression, art not-for-reproduction, and being engaged in the here-and-now. Harrison’s new work is currently on view at Greene Naftali.

Informal Architectures

by Terence Gower

The recently published book Informal Architectures compiles documentation of modernism that came after postmodernism from various artists, including photographer Arni Haraldsson, curator Aliofe MacNamara, and filmmaker Patrick Keiller.

Peter Cole

by Ben Lerner

Poet, editor, and translator Peter Cole on his new book, Things on Which I’ve Stumbled, his anthology, The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain 950–1492, and the Judeo-Islamic aesthetic as poetic currency.

Alan Vega

by Brain McPeck Matt McAuley

Matt McAuley and Brain McPeck of the band A.R.E. Weapons take a studio timeout with Suicide’s Alan Vega. They discuss his new record, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Mingus, and how Iggy Pop changed his life.

Kelly Reichardt

by Gus Van Sant

Filmmakers Kelly Reichardt and Gus Van Sant on Reichardt’s new film, Wendy and Lucy, Oregon, decay, and making a feature film with $20,000.

Richard Maxwell

by John Kelsey

The Select Equity Group Series on Theater. Playwright Richard Maxwell directs artist and writer John Kelsey in an impromptu rehearsal of an angst-riddled monologue. A discussion on the intricacies of delivering a text ensues.

Holly Zausner

by Josiah McElheny

Josiah McElheny on how Holly Zausner’s videos explore the limitations of our physicality and “our struggle with the physical and psychic burdens of the body.”

Light Industry

by Lauren Cornell

Light Industry is an Industry City art intiative designed to support film and electronic art through talks, performances, temporary exhibitions, and other new curatorial modes for experimental media.

Gary Panter

by Brian McMullen

Gary Panter is a massive—686-page, 1,023-picture—volume celebrating the work of the eponymous artist and comic illustrator (and sometimes sketcher, and sometimes set designer).

BOMB Specific: Downtown Body

by Ward Shelley

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Fiction for Driving: Where the Line Bleeds

by Jesmyn Ward

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Roman Signer

by Armin Senser

Rocket science: Roman Signer transforms familiar objects into elemental magic with earth, wind, fire, and water. Poet Armin Senser charts the alchemy.

BOMB 105
Fall 2008
The cover of BOMB 105