BOMB 125, Fall 2013

The cover of BOMB 125

Amy Sillman, Steve Roden & Stephen Vitellio, Ben Rivers, Julia Holter, My Barbarian, Paulo Bruscky, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Goncalo M. Tavares, Florian Hecker, Simon Lee, Charles North, Juan Villoro, Susan Friedland . . .

Paulo Bruscky

by Antonio Sergio Bessa

Paulo Bruscky came of age as an artist during the military takeover of Brazil in the 1960s and ’70s. In his native Recife, he developed a body of work for the dissemination of messages—through mail art, newspaper ads, flyers, and public interventions.

Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello

Vitiello and Roden are often mistaken for each other. It might have something to do with their early interest in punk, Cage's influence on their work, and their sound-based collaborations.

Julia Holter

by Ben Vida

Upon the release of her new album, Loud City Song, the singer and composer on her interests in the poetry of Frank O’Hara, the operas of Robert Ashley, and Colette’s novella Gigi.

My Barbarian

by Andrea Fraser

Brecht's estrangement, Artaud's ritual theatre, Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed, and camp inform My Barbarian's performance work: an investigation of what constitutes transformative cultural practice.

Ben Rivers

by Coleen Fitzgibbon

With fellow filmmaker Fitzgibbon, Rivers discussed recreating utopian visions. A Spell To Ward Off the Darkness, made in collaboration with Ben Russell, is a three-part meditation on the possibility of making those visions real.

Gonçalo M. Tavares

by Pedro Sena Nunes

The Portuguese writer's series are set respectively in an undefined Central European country beset by constant war, and in a mutable locale inhabited by famous authors. At their core is an exploration of history, literature, and evil.

Rodrigo Rey Rosa

by Francisco Goldman

Paul Bowles took Rey Rosa under his wing while he lived in Morocco in the '80s and early ’90s. Like his mentor’s, Rey Rosa’s prose is equally at home with acts of violence and with beauty. Rey Rosa discusses his native Guatemala’s legacy of fear.

This First Proof contains the story “Mayan Dusk” by Juan Villoro, translated from the Spanish by Kimberly Traube.

BOMB 125
Fall 2013
The cover of BOMB 125