BOMB 111 Spring 2010
“For me, acting is intimacy. The best actors are very revealing when they act.”
This interview is featured, along with thirty-four others, in our anthology BOMB: The Author Interviews.
“The subject of my voice is difficult for me to get into; it’s far too subjective.”
“In this sense, cinema is the art of reality, the medium in which reality’s beauty is captured, where you can film marble or a face, or record someone’s voice, a sunset, the innate beauty of what you’re contemplating.”
“I think interesting art is tangible evidence of people who have a great commitment to their own sense of the world. They’re trying to make sense of their own fantasies, drives, desires.”
Big Feathered Hats
worn by women a century ago
Winner of BOMB’s Fiction Contest, judged by Jonathan Lethem.
Two huts on the tundra,
one inhabited by well-scrubbed boy scouts,
the other by drunkards trying to get clean
in a lonely place
I’d called you from the road, from some rest stop just over the Jersey line, to explain there’d been freezing rain through the mountains in Pennsylvania and everybody was doing 50,
A woman has fallen the museum guard
Tells us in a light blue turban plus dark suit
And tie required of all the Getty guards
Once, late at night after an opening, I somehow lost the tracks of the conversations around me so completely that I convinced myself it was time to ask frank and direct questions. Alex Hubbard was sitting next to me, and I could only think to ask how he felt about being categorized as an artist whose paintings and silkscreens have become associated with the “new abstraction.”
Dazed from lack of sleep, I entered CANADA on Chrystie Street one afternoon to see Malinowska’s exhibition Time of Guerrilla Metaphysics.
The image of a lone tree in a desolate landscape, which I saw in a printed photograph, has become a recurring motif in my work, including my recent exhibition 2008 / 2009 < 2009 / 2010 at Sue Scott Gallery, where the image in different forms populated the walls and floors of the installation.