Paper Clip #26 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.

New York Live Arts presents

Marjani Forte
Nov 15-19

Still from Philosophy in the Bedroom, Part 2. Peggy Ahwesh.

1. In 1993, Peggy Ahwesh filmed her Super 8mm tribute to Marquis de Sade, Philosophy in the Bedroom, Part 1, and Part 2.

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Still from Attenberg, directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2010. Photo by the Match Factory.

2. cléo’s Kiva Reardon spoke with director Athina Rachel Tsangari about her sophomore film, Attenberg (2010), bastardizing genre, and the gendered expectations of filmmakers.

Bridget Riley posing in front of one of her works, 1964. Photo by David Newell Smith.

3. Op-Art exponent Bridget Riley illustrated the volition of her art in her essay, “At the End of My Pencil,” for The London Review of Books in 2009.

Walter Abish and William H. Gass in Graz, Austria.

4. In 2004,Tablet interviewed Walter Abish about writing his PEN Faulker Award-winning novel, How German It Is, despite never having been to Germany before its inception, and his subsequent promotional tour to the country.

5. WJZ-FM’s Mary McBride had William Carlos Williams on her show in 1950, where he waxed poetic about the compulsion to create, beginning writing after an illness, and his first poem, which he read on air.

William H. Gass  by Jan Garden Castro
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Conversation Smudging: Sophie Seita on Translating Uljana Wolf by Zoe Brezsny
Sophie Seita Banner

“The book can draw in different audiences without catering to them. There’s a kind of rigorous hospitality, an aperture for dialogue.”

Staring Back, Staring Out: An Interview with Jillian Weise by Jessie Male
Jillian Weise Banner

“I originally published this in 2007 thinking, Oh this is a fine book, but I will be joined by a whole lot of amputee writers, and they are going to be here any minute. I’m still waiting.”

Harmony Holiday by Farid Matuk
Miles Davis Trumpets

“I don’t want the kind of career where everything is sensible and safe; I’d rather suffer through the anxiety of wondering where I’m going next than suffer the boredom of dancing in the same safe square.”