Paper Clip #72 by Ryan Sheldon

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

New York Live Arts presents

Marjani Forte
Nov 15-19


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1. CUNY adjunct Rachel Riederer traces the emergence of the American academic precariat in an essay for Guernica

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2. Kate Burt, an artist and graphic designer whose drawings attend to quotidian acts of consumption, makes extensive portions of her portfolio available for perusal here


3. WXPN DJ Dave P posted the July edition of Making Time RADio on his SoundCloud

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4. MUBI’s Notebook shares an excerpt from Pier Paolo Pasolini’s St. Paul, the screenplay for a project that the Italian director was never able to realize on film. 

The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Someone Living

Installation view of The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Someone Living, courtesy of the artists.


5. This past Sunday marked the conclusion of the run of Walter Hugo and Zoneil’s Liverpool installation, The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Someone Living

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6. Ben Fama and Andrew Durbin discuss their relationship to “surveillance poetics” at The Believer Logger; Dorothea Lasky composes an erasure poem from a transcript of the conversation.

The Imagination of Disaster by Andrew Durbin
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