Paper Clip #73 by Ryan Sheldon

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


1. How much is magazine writing worth today? The editors of n+1 take stock of the situation. 


2. Open Culture unearths the reading list from Sun Ra’s 1971 lecture course at UC Berkeley, “The Black Man in the Cosmos.” 


3. Christopher Williams delivers a statement of purpose for Artforum 


4. Clocktower broadcasts a recording of Pablo Neruda’s 1966 reading at the 92nd Street Y. 


5. UbuWeb presents Her Noise - The Making Of, a film that documents the creation of the titular exhibition and archival project. 


6. Nicholson Baker surveys a sample of JFK conspiracy literature in an essay for The Baffler

Geoff Dyer by Jonathan Lethem
Geoff Dyer
Archive and Place: William Camargo Interviewed by Kim Beil
A color photograph from behind of a person running across an empty parking lot titled, As Far As I Can Get, by William Camargo

Photographing hidden and alternative histories.

Ulrike Meyer Stump’s Karl Blossfeldt: Variations by eteam
Printed sheets of various flowers photographed.

In the 1890s in Berlin, a young sculptor started going out collecting plants.

Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi
​Hank Willis Thomas 1

From Super PAC to supernova, two artists view photographs through the lens of time, and time through the lens of colonialism.