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BOMB 123 Spring 2013

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Interviews

Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE and Verne Dawson

I met Verne Dawson while sitting beside him at Table 23 at the celebration for Dream Machine: Brion Gysin at the New Museum in New York. Dawson revealed a cosmic process previously unsuspected by me: the genii of the 22 paths of the Kabbalah and their correspondence to the 22 major cards of the Tarot.

Stanley Whitney by David Reed
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A painter colleague, Fabian Marcaccio, uses a phrase to describe a certain kind of artist. He says that they are “long runners.” Stanley Whitney is a long runner.

Katrín Sigurdardóttir by Eva Heisler
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Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s sculptures and installations merge embodied experiences of place with conceptual constructions of space. She reflects with poet Eva Heisler on the early memories that inspire her work.

Federico León by Richard Maxwell
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Federico León’s recent Las multitudes was staged last year in Argentina. For Richard Maxwell, the playwright-director’s production is a “brokenhearted humanity tale.” A heroic one, at that, with 120 actors.

Federico León (en español) by Richard Maxwell
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Federico León’s recent Las multitudes was staged last year in Argentina. For Richard Maxwell, the playwright-director’s production is a “brokenhearted humanity tale.” A heroic one, at that, with 120 actors.

Stan Allen by Nader Tehrani
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Stan Allen’s seminal essay, “Field Conditions,” written almost 15 years ago, still resonates among architects. He confers with Nader Tehrani on landscape urbanism as well as building and teaching “from a position of uncertainty.”

Rachel Kushner by Hari Kunzru
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I first met Rachel Kushner in Toronto McCarren airport in, I think, 2007. We were both there for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA). I’d just spent several hours in US immigration detention (the asshole border guard had opined that I “didn’t deserve” my visa) and I was heartily pissed off at missing a flight to New York. 

Enrique Vila-Matas by Lina Meruane
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Enrique Vila-Matas’s characters include James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Auster, and even Enrique Vila-Matas. The Catalan author talks with Meruane about his distinct method of interlacing reading, writing, fact, and fiction.

Enrique Vila-Matas (en español) by Lina Meruane
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Read the Original Spanish language text de esta conversation.

Coleen Fitzgibbon by P. Adams Sitney
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In the early ’70s, Fitzgibbon made a series of radical films and then put them aside. P. Adams Sitney begins to unravel the story behind Fitzgibbon’s early, seductive flicker films to her latest iPhone movies.

First Proof

The Insult: “Shut up, you dirty greaser.” From Tejas by Carmen Boullosa

It’s high noon in Bruneville. Not a cloud in the sky. 

Details Inside by T Cooper

The sight of a handsome girl in too tight cut-offs sent the reels in Travis’s slot machine brain scrambling. 

Clandestine Happiness by Clarice Lispector

She was fat, short, freckled and with sort of reddish excessively frizzy hair. 

from Universe by Diana Hamilton

If you stop me
from cutting
your hair,

Three Poems by Elena Alexander

Minding the Elephants
(03/20/2003 – 12/18/2011)

Like a lion he breaks all my bones …

from Drawing Water by Eva Heisler

Take the horizon line, for example
a mirage—

that marks the limit of sight.

Two Poems by Tom Healy

Quiet Hands

My nephew is stimming
this morning,

Portofolio

Portfolio by Seton Smith

Seton Smith bestows a non-descript quality upon the houses that she photographs.

Plus

The Wick by Tom Neely