Paper Clip #22 by Tyler Curtis

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

Part of the Paper Clip series.

1. Julio Cortázar recorded the LP, Cortázar lee a Cortázar, while living in Paris, 1966, which included 12 readings from and commentary on works such as HopscotchAround the Day in 80 Worlds, as well as stories circling his character-type, the cronopio.

The recording is in Spanish. However, these Palabras De Introducción feature English subtitles.

Marina Abramovic

Art Must Be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful, 1975. Marina Abramovic.

2. Choreographer and performance artist Abigail Levine reviewed Marina Abramovich’sMoMA retrospective, The Artist is Present, for the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Abramović will give a talk as part of PS1’s EXPO 1: NEW YORK on July 14.

Ronald Searle

The Avant-Garde Composer, mid-1950s. Ronald Searle.

3. Rahul Bery translated César Aira’s essay, “The New Writing”, for The White Review. In it, Aira outlines the meta-historical strategies towards innovation, such as the use of procedurein the avant-garde, and mines the works of John Cage, Frédéric Chopin, and Cervantes.

Dharavi Leopold Lambert

Dharavi in Mumbai, 2009. Photograph by Léopold Lambert.

4. The Funambulist published this epistolary conversation between architect and Funambulisteditor Léopold Lambert and Dr. Lucy Finchett-Maddock, in which they discuss the relationship between law and architecture as each frames, dictates, and resists the other’s relation to space.

Acceptance Speech by Julio Cortázar
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Issue #152: Jibz Cameron by Svetlana Kitto
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The performance artist aka Dynasty Handbag recounts her journey from the San Francisco DIY scene to New York’s avant-garde theater world and ultimately to Hollywood.

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She was coming out of the library when she saw him. Their paths had crossed a couple of times before. Three, to be exact. More or less under the same circumstances. He was riding an orange bicycle, and a little girl was standing behind him on the pannier rack.

From This Side and from That Side by Gabriela Wiener
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We are street people. Nomadic by nature. We are the grandchildren of poor, adventurous strangers. Our living radicalizes their legacy.