BOMB 106, Winter 2009

The cover of BOMB 106

BUENOS AIRES, SANTIAGO, MONTEVIDEO: César Aira, Babasónicos, Josefina Guilisasti, Guillermo Kuitca, Jorge Macchi, Lucrecia Martel, Nicanor Parra, Cristina Peri Rossi, Smiljan Radic. . .

Lucrecia Martel

by Haden Guest

Lucrecia Martel is the first Latin American—and the first woman—director to be the subject of the “Tribute to” program at this summer’s Sarajevo Film Festival. A pioneer of New Argentine Cinema, Martel spoke to Haden Guest in 2009.

Nicanor Parra: The Worst Is Behind

by Raúl Zurita

The most radical living nonagenarian, Chilean Nicanor Parra has been practicing antipoetry for over half a century. In this essay poet Raúl Zurita releases the detonating force of Parra’s classic text/image artifacts.

Lucrecia Martel

by Haden Guest

En Español! La pionera del nuevo cine argentino ha dirigido tres películas igualmente perturbadoras e intensas. En La Mujer Sin Cabeza se desborda la paranoia de una mujer que no sabe si cometió o no un crimen.

César Aira

by María Moreno

In Spanish Argentine novelist is a cult figure with over 60 books published. The writer Mary Moreno gives us access to a cult figure who rarely gives interviews.

Josefina Guilisasti

by Yoshua Okón

In Chile and beyond, Guilisasti is known as both artist and co-founder of INCUBO. A proponent of the precarious, her recent work links Judd’s structures in Marfa to the Chilean phenomenon of short-term yet recurring summer beach squats.

This First Proof contains the poems “Merry-Go-Round”, “Undermining the Wall”, “Chapter”, and “The Word”.

César Aira

by María Moreno

A prolific Argentine novelist with a cult following and over 60 published books under his belt, Aira rarely grants interviews. María Moreno presents a privileged glimpse of the writer.

Cristina Peri Rossi

by Carmen Boullosa

Cristina Peri Rossi fled Uruguay after its military kidnapped a dissident student staying at her apartment. The only woman associated with the Latin American Boom, Peri Rossi spoke with fellow novelist Carmen Boullosa from Barcelona.


by Laureana Toledo

Adrián Dárgelos, front man of Babasónicos, speaks of how the band went from being the hobby of a group of déclassé, unemployed, college graduates to one of Argentina’s most enduring bands.

Jorge Macchi

by Edgardo Rudnitzky

Buenos Aires–based visual artist Jorge Macchi’s experimentation with theatrical forms, music, and fiction feed the ephemeral and accidental substance of his artworks. He was interviewed by composer and frequent collaborator Edgardo Rudnitzky.

Alejandro Cesarco

by Nicolás Guagnini

Alejandro Cesarco works brazenly in a tradition, the aesthetic confines of classic conceptual art. In his work, text prevails over image—replacing it or transforming it.

This first proof contains the poems “Héctor Figueroa Watching the Stars”, “With Your Own Eyes”, & “With a Beach Chair He Strolls through the Fog Chasing a Nonexistent Sun”.

Smiljan Radic

by Jose Castillo

A Chilean architect of Croatian descent, Radic talks with the Mexican architect José Castillo about his uniquely surreal dwellings, elemental installations, and the benefits of maintaining an immigrant’s approach to seeing the world.

Fernanda Laguna

by Andrew Moszynski

Andrew Moszynski on why optimism is at the heart of the socioeconomic statements Fernanda Laguna makes with her paintings, drawings, poems and plays.

This First Proof contains the poems “Blackness Ascendant”, “Rectification of Death”, & “Sound of Death around the Neighborhood”. 

Smiljan Radic

by Jose Castillo

En Español El arquitecto chileno, de origen croata, habla con José Castillo sobre la precariedad de sus materiales, la relación de sus proyectos con el arte y la literatura, y los beneficios de mantener la perspectiva de inmigrante.

BOMB 106
Winter 2009
The cover of BOMB 106