Paper Clip #20 by Tyler Curtis

Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

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1. The Seventh Art conducted an interview with filmmaker Matías Piñeiro (featured in BOMB’s Summer Issue, on newsstands now), at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Kansuke Yamamoto

Giving Birth to a Joke, 1956. Kansuke Yamamoto.

2. milk magazine posted an article by John Solt, “Perception, Misperception, Nonperception,”in which he frames photographer and poet Kansuke Yamamoto’s work within the history of Japanese Surrealism, as well as its dialogue with, and deviations from, its European lineage. Solt’s piece originally featured in the exhibit catalogue for “Yamamoto Kansuke: Conveyor of the Impossible” at Tokyo Station Gallery in 2001.

Yamamoto’s work is currently showing at the Getty Center exhibition, “Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto”, which runs through August 25.

Nabokov Pushkin

3. Over at the Hypocrite Reader, Caroline Lemak Brickman examines the task of the translator, Nabokov’s English renderings of Pushkin, and how a translation can “simultaneously be itself, be another text, and be about that other text.”

This Is My Land Ben Rivers

Still from This Is My Land, 2006. Ben Rivers.

4. Light Industry’s Ed Halter interviewed artist Ben Rivers about landscape imagery, 16mm, and his film, Slow Action (2010).

MoMA PS1 will screen Slow Action” on June 28 as part of their Ben Rivers and Ben Russell-curated series, “A Spell to Ward Off Darkness,” for “Expo 1: New York”.

​History of the Main Complaint William Kentridge.

History of the Main Complaint, 1996. William Kentridge.

5. The Quarterly Conversation’s Jessica Gordon-Burroughs translated Sergio Chejfec’s essay, “What Comes Next”, on the advent of immaterial writing, and its capacity for transforming his relationship to his work.

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