Paper Clip #77

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

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1. Nitrous oxide was the surprising drug of choice for William James and other writers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 

2. Amsterdam-based design studio Metahaven directed a digital art-inspired music video for artist Holly Herndon’s “Home.” 

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3. The dean of a Texas university moved into a 36-square-foot dumpster to promote environmental sustainability. 

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4. Adam Curtis explored how networks became a metaphor for nature in his found-footage documentary series All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

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5. David Maisel photographed Spain from above, producing abstract, vertigo-inducing images. 

Yayoi Kusama by Grady T. Turner
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Two Sunsets by Adam Golfer
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A film investigating memory and history, premiering exclusively on BOMB, with a brief interview by Alex Zafiris.

Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi
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From Super PAC to supernova, two artists view photographs through the lens of time, and time through the lens of colonialism.

Looking Back on 2017: Film & Television
Looking Back 2017 Film

Featuring selections by Jaime Manrique, David Grubbs, Molly Surno, Lynn Melnick, Lucio Pozzi, and more.