BOMB 122 Winter 2013

BOMB 122
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David Lang by Nico Muhly

Muhly chats with fellow composer, and Pulitzer Prize winner, David Lang about his recent work, love fail, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from December 6 to December 8.

Oscar Murillo by Legacy Russell
Murillo 01

When I meet Oscar Murillo for the first time, it is in Central London. Murillo lives and works in East London.

Rude Mechanicals by Eric Dyer
Rude Mechs 07 Body
Cristian Mungiu by Guy Gallo
Mungiu 3 L Body

Romanian auteur Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills, which fuses naturalism with the escalating dramatic tension between two young women, won awards for best screenplay and best actress at Cannes.

Mark Z. Danielewski by Christopher O'Riley
Mark Z. Danielewski

Mark Z. Danielewski on the shapes, colors, music, and musicality of literature.

Fanny Howe by Kim Jensen
​Fanny Howe

I never met a kinder man than the homeless alcoholic who introduced me to the father of my kids. He was my teacher through a period of my life which was both an actual and an allegorical journey.

Alix Pearlstein by John Plson
Pearlstein 11 Body
Tony Feher by Saul Ostrow
Feher 01 Body

Ostrow visits Feher at his Bronx studio, where he muses about his past, contemplates his future, and pinpoints the exact moment when he discovered to be an artist meant to believe “I was right, even when I was wrong.”

First Proof

Portfolio by Horst Ademeit

Discovered shortly before his death, Ademeit’s work is composed of photographs and annotations that tell the story of an individual undergoing an emotional crisis and attempting to establish a sense of order in a world that he considered to be chaotic.

Mrs. Job in Connecticut by George Robert Minkoff

Why it interested me is because it happened.

Four Poems by Lewis Warsh

Dark Side of Time

Time is the solution in which the living
and the dead confer—there’s no other place for us

The Father by Trey Sager

When Angie called he was washing the bottoms of his shoes, concerned that his soles were soiled with the runoff of other donors.

Three Poems by Suzanne Wise

Pilgrimage Past the Written

         Even when the book shut itself
for good, it continued to inspire you.

Bough Down by Karen Green

The doctor wears his pink shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

Data Harbor by Daniel Borzutzky

The manager at Data Harbor quit her job to become
a conceptual artist.

Q23 by James Hannaham

The summer after I just barely graduated from high school, I had no idea what I wanted, or wanted to do, or how not to do what I didn’t want to that I wound up working at LaGuardia Airport. 


Dasha Shishkin by Ellen Berkenblit

If you spend an afternoon talking with Dasha Shishkin, as I recently did, or if you spend an afternoon looking at her drawings, as I did too, you will find an artist who prefers her abundant mysteries unsolved.

Erica Baum by Kim Rosenfield
Baum 01 Body

To encounter Erica Baum’s “Naked Eye Anthology” series is to reach something akin to a Jacques Guerlain L’Heure Bleu threshold state.

Günther Uecker by Ahmed Alsoudani
Uecker 01 Body

First of all, I like Günther Uecker as a person. This is really important for me as an artist. 

The Wick by Anders Nilsen
Andersnilsen Wick Body