Paper Clip #78

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

Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

Herzog portrait

1. Maria Popova examined Werner Herzog’s thoughts on creativity and self-reliance as excerpted from the filmmaker’s 600-page autobiography A Guide for the Perplexed

Harm van den Dorpel

Artist Harm van den Dorpel explores internet privacy with her interactive companion pieces “Ethereal Self” and “Ethereal Others.” 

wwii bunker

3. A World War II bunker received an arresting redesign as part of an ongoing project to turn the Dutch waterfront into a national park. 

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4. El Segundo Record Club is offereding rare recordings on vinyl and CD culled from 78s found in estate sales, junk stores, and personal collections. 


5. Leslie Jamison wrote the essay “Make it Scream, Make it Burn” on journalist James Agee’s decades-long struggle to capture the lives of rural sharecropping families and his brutalizing writing process. 

George Saunders by Sam Lipsyte
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Sarah Oppenheimer by Alexander Galloway
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Open floor plans are less open than we think—and ripe for intervention. Oppenheimer’s latest effort is on view at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Will Corwin by Eve Sussman
Will Corwin

In anticipation of the culmination of Will Corwin’s Clocktower residency, artist Eve Sussman queried him about his take on futility and repetition and his interest in architectural interventions.

Vargas-Suarez Universal by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado
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Mexican artist Vargas-Suarez Universal is often mistaken for a collective, and indeed his practice—which uses sound, science and the archives of organizations ranging from the Queens Museum to NASA—is as varied as any many-authored project.