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Marjani Forte
Nov 15-19


BOMB 129 Fall 2014

BOMB 129
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Interviews

Claudia Rankine by ​Lauren Berlant​

I met Claudia Rankine in a parking lot after a reading, where I said crazy fan things like, “I think we see the same thing.”

Moyra Davey by Elisabeth Lebovici
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Prior to Burn the Diaries, her exhibition at the ICA Philadelphia this fall, Davey exchanged thoughts with Paris-based writer Lebovici on autobiographical writing, the formal potential of aerograms, and scatological confessionalism.

James Hoff by Eli Keszler
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For Hoff, distribution networks serve as creative agents. Musician Eli Keszler queries the artist and publisher of Primary Information on paintings based on viruses and syndromes, and also on his pop-leaning sound works.

Matthew Weinstein by Laurie Simmons
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Weinstein elaborates on the sources behind his animated videos with Simmons, with whom he has previously collaborated. These range from telemarketing, Brecht, entertainment, and what Weinstein calls the “national pastime” of self-absorption.

Tyondai Braxton by Ben Vida
Tyondai Braxton

In March of last year Tyondai Braxton debuted his composition HIVE in the rotunda of the Guggenheim. It was a considered and ambitious first go at a piece that was still finding its form.

Ben Lerner & Ariana Reines
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For Lerner, Reines’s poems are “sites for irrational and transpersonal powers.” Reines, in turn, thinks of Lerner’s new novel, 10:04, as “Time Regained retold as The Odyssey in a best of all possible worlds.” Their banter touches on Whitman, poetic address, and “obliviating.”

Valeria Luiselli by Jennifer Kabat
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Cities haunted by ghosts, ghosts that are a metaphor for language in their haunting doubling and mistranslations, language that’s full of holes, while the holes themselves are suggestive of abandoned places and writing that fails to describe anything accurately enough—this is Valeria Luiselli’s terrain.

Nicole Cherubini by Sarah Braman
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Cherubini describes her lush, material-based approach to clay and glaze as “baroque minimalism.” Braman visited Cherubini’s Brooklyn Navy Yard studio as she prepared for her fall exhibition at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Artists on Artists
Michele Araujo by Lisa Cohen
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In one painting, I am picked up and drawn into a wild weather event, a storm of color, wind, and light.

Brie Ruais by James Trainor
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It was a relationship that, from the outset, was not fated to last. She knew that.

Ben Berlow by Lanny Jordan Jackson
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I’m imagining a gouache drawing with an open-bottom black triangle starting about a quarter of the way down a page torn from a trade paperback.

Andra Ursuta by Veronika Vogler
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I first encountered Andra Ursuta’s work at her show Solitary Fitness, at Venus Over Manhattan, in New York City, in 2013. 

First Proof
Portfolio by Jens Fänge
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Winter, 1965 by Frederic Tuten

In the few months before his story was to appear, he was treated differently at work and at his usual hangouts. 

From “Wear You to the Ball” by Steve Dickinson

“Accuracy, spontaneity, and mystery” are among the qualities Elizabeth Bishop said made for an outstanding experience with the best poems. 

Let Her Come Dancing All Afire by Dylan Landis

The patron saint against temptation sits straight-backed in an Italian convent as if mortised into her chair, and she is dead, dead, dead. 

Three Stories by S.D. Chrostowska

Pillars

Somewhere on the crossroads of history they stood: the pillar of Salt and the pillar of Fire. 

Zig Zag: A Memoir by Klaus Kertess

You may have heard the sad news that John Chamberlain passed away last Wednesday morning. 

Bath Praise by Corina Copp

It rebegins quietly, with a line
    from Alain Robbe-Grillet

From “The Block” by Dan Machlin

this was only the process that exposes the evening that / your intention jots itself down onto a specific location

Editor's Choice
Chloé Griffin’s Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller by Pati Hertling
Pati Hertling

Late one night in the summer of 2002 or 2003, I was in Berlin, having just returned after six months in Paris. Friends told me of a woman I just had to meet, a bartender at Barbie Deinhoff’s. 

The Cahiers Series: Center for Writers & Translators, The American University of Paris by Sarah Gerard
Ivan Vladislavić

Translation as visitation. Translating silence, or the inability to translate silence. A word that does not want to be translated. Translation as story. Attempting to translate grief. Translation as unanswered letter to the dead. 

Aby Ngana Diop’s Liital by Boima Tucker
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This is the type of record that will slap cultural essentialists in the face.

Fantasy Football Psychoanalysis by Sina Najafi
Lionel Messi

Some time in late June, in the middle of the World Cup, a friend asked me an apparently simple question: “If you could psychoanalyze one football player, who would it be?”

Carroll Dunham’s Note to Self (Drawings 1979–2014) by Chris Chang
Carroll Dunham

Imagine an alternate universe—a dimension not only of sight and sound but also of mind: a Q-tip stuck beneath the tongue of the Wonder Wart-Hog provides necessary evidence.

Allen Ruppersberg’s Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th Century by Lauren Mackler
Allen Ruppersberg Studio

Reanimating the 20th century … is the second in a series of Sourcebooks published by Independent Curators International. 

CAConrad’s Ecodeviance: Soma(tics) for the Future Wilderness by Charity Coleman
Caconrad Ecodeviance

In ECODEVIANCE, a ritualistic poetry book-cum-grimoire and guide to various livings and dyings, CAConrad’s mic is comprised of “the bones of the earth”: crystals. Voices whisper, ring, and shout through(out) this book.

Also

BOMB Specific: The Nothing by Kevin Killian & Ugo Rondinone