BOMB 114, Winter 2011

The cover of BOMB 114

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lawrence Chua, The Bug, Jace Clayton, Gladys Nilsson & Jim Nutt, Rochelle Feinstein, Justin Lieberman, Adam Pendleton, Thom Donovan, Rae Armantrout, Ben Lerner . . .

Saint Jerome & the Dumpster Girls

by Ben Ristow

Fiction for Driving Across America In the tenth installment in BOMB’s literary podcast series, listen to Ben Ristow read his short story “Saint Jerome & the Dumpster Girls,” originally published in BOMB 114.

New Alphabet

by Marina Adams

This First Proof contains the series of paintings New Alphabet by artist Marina Adams, accompanied with poems by Norma Cole.

20 Years

by Alan Licht

A review of 20 Years, a LP + 3 CD compilation spanning two decades of audio from Richard Youngs and Simon Wickham-Smith.

Seen, Written

by Max Blagg

Seen, Written is filled with fluid and poetic dissertations on a wide range of artists and their work, standouts among them the essays on Carroll Dunham, Brice Marden, and Louisiana shaman Keith Sonnier.

Changing the Subject

by Peter Moysaenko

Changing the Subject doesn’t live up to its title, it consumes it. Though the stories make high use of syntactical or symbolic repetitions, they are also powerfully digressive, hallucinatory.

Rochelle Feinstein

by Justin Lieberman

Feinstein talks with fellow painter Lieberman about The Estate of Rochelle F., a pre-posthumous, post-humorous painting project for which she utilized only materials already present in her studio.

John O'Connor

by Bruce Pearson

New York artist Bruce Pearson visits John O’Conner’s Long Island City studio, to better understand the relationship between artificial intelligence, hair loss, military operations and O’Conner’s drawings.

Paris-based novelist Tristan Garcia, a philosopher by training, speaks with another philosopher, Sandra Laugier, about how ideas, ethics, and sex get entangled through the vivid characters in his first novel, Hate: A Romance.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

by Lawrence Chua

Weerasethakul is programming a series of his favorite films at Jacob Burns Film Center, where he’s finishing up an artist’s residency this month. Lawrence Chua spoke to the filmmaker about Thai history and its ghosts.

Jim Nutt & Gladys Nilsson

by Richard Hull

Painter Richard Hull interviews artists Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson in their Chicago home. Check out an audio excerpt from their conversation about El Greco, Chicago Imagism and the Hairy Who.

The Bug is Kevin Martin, the influential London-based musician/producer who, under the spell of the voices and rhythms of Jamaican dancehall, helped spawn a new era of dance-floor experimentation—as told to Jace Clayton.

Adam Pendleton

by Thom Donovan

Pendleton, whose new work is on view now at Pace Gallery, discusses the connection between civil protest and live art with poet Thom Donovan.

Claudia Joskowicz

by Omer Fast

Israeli artist, Omer Fast, tells us about watching Claudia Joskowicz’s video art from his laptop at London’s Heathrow airport.

Sabine Russ discusses JJ Peet’s “radical, self-perpetuating, and elaborate” systems of creating art under self-imposed restrictions. Peet’s Defend_Station is at On Stellar Rays in New York now.

Pulitzer Prize–winner Rae Armantrout on her new book of poetry, Money Shot, and its dealings with value—in life, porn, and capitalism—through an email exchange with poet Ben Lerner.

Sarah Michelson

by Ralph Lemon

Sarah Michelson, who has been awarded the 2012 Bucksbaum Award by the Whitney, contemplates, with fellow choreographer Ralph Lemon the gaze and juxtaposition of seasoned dancers with young girls.

The Wick

by Peter Blegvad

An illustrated book review of The Letters of William S. Burroughs, by musician and illustrator, Peter Blegvad.

BOMB 114
Winter 2011
The cover of BOMB 114