New York Live Arts presents

Marjani Forte
Nov 15-19


BOMB 141 Fall 2017

Bomb 141
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Interviews

Adrienne Truscott by Erin Markey

The performers consider memory, autobiography, and stand-up in Truscott’s groundbreaking comedy about rape, Asking for It, showing this November at NYU’s Skirball Center.

Amit Dutta by Shambhavi Kaul
Dutta Amit 01

The filmmaker tracks the development of his research-based cinema from evocations of childhood memory to adaptations of Indian paintings and literature.

Lucy Ives by Tan Lin
Lucy Ives 01

Ives discusses chasing false lures, testing the limits of relationships, and what’s been cut from her novel Impossible Views of the World.

Nina Katchadourian by Mónica de la Torre​
Katchadourian Nina 01

Embracing boredom and creative constraints, Katchadourian tells of in-flight artwork and other conceptual projects.

Lisa Sanditz by Kanishka Raja
Sanditz Lisa 01

A landscape painter explores the “bright, exuberant, plastic toxicity” oozing from the colors of our contemporary environment.

Suzanne Bocanegra by John Haskell
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By casting actors to perform as herself, Bocanegra considers “the nature of presentation itself.” Lili Taylor stars in her Farmhouse/Whorehouse at BAM’s Next Wave Festival this December.

Marcus Steinweg by Yasmil Raymond
Steinweg Marcus 01

The German philosopher holds forth on love, diagrams, and his particular style of oration. His book Inconsistencies will appear in English this fall from MIT Press.

Anoka Faruqee and Michelle Grabner
Faruqee Anoka 01

Two artists find a mutual fascination with both the aesthetic qualities of repetition and the mechanical means of reproduction.

Mike Wallace by Phillip Lopate
Mike Wallace 02

In advance of the next installment of his extensive history of New York City, Wallace expounds on the pivotal early years of the twentieth century.

First Proof
Portfolio by Renee Gladman
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Renee Gladman is the author of ten works of prose and poetry, most recently Calamities, a collection of essay-fictions. Her first monograph of drawings, Prose Architectures, was published by Wave Books in 2017. She lives in New England with the poet-ceremonialist Danielle Vogel.

Mumbai by Kristen Gleason
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When he could no longer stand her chatter—in France I made myself a dress of leaves stitched together with stems and I wore it by that river, the big one, the sludge, and that’s how I met many interesting boyfriends from the National Geographic Magazine—he left Nancy on the hotel roof with the chef from Mumbai.

Super-Vault by Lee Lai
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Lee Lai is an artist from Melbourne, Australia, currently living in Tio’tia:ke (known as Montreal, Quebec). Her comics and illustrations are part fiction, part memoir, part emotional journalism.

Supermán by Achy Obejas
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They say that, for the longest time, Enrique didn’t know he was a superman. What he understood was that men liked his dick.

Three Poems by Alan Gilbert
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You might be an heir to the throne,
but I’ve abolished the monarchy
before the sun comes out
and washes away the DayGlo.

Two Poems by Sarah V. Schweig
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A boy is burying his sister.
They are playing at being dead.
(I cannot forget Breakneck Ridge.)

from Adjunct Island by Joanna Howard
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The canoe is covered in canvas, and something is trapped in the weave, deep under the shellac. A knot perhaps, or stitch.

The Mattress by Viken Berberian
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I was left abandoned, a rectangle in the middle of a square. Dasvidanya, they said, and kicked me on my side. It hurt so much that I wanted to cry, though I’ve also shed a few tears of joy during my many travels. 

Editor's Choice
Teju Cole’s Blind Spot by Claire Lehmann
Cole Blind Spot 01

Following loosely in the tradition of the book-length photo-essay yoking images to text in a documentary mode, Cole has gently torqued this form.

Warmer: A Collection of Comics About Climate Change for the Fearful & Hopeful by Matthew Thurber
Warmer 01

Comics have a good chance of surviving ecological disaster. Unlike, for example, blue-chip video art, there may be a place for hand-drawn sequential graphics after floodwaters recede.

Mathieu Lindon’s Learning What Love Means by Andrew Durbin
Herve Guibert 01

It is both a memoir of Lindon’s literary friendships and a treatise on survival, a tribute to the friends whose care and love, in Lindon’s words, saved his life, even as they were themselves lost.

Eduardo Coutinho’s Man Marked For Death/ Twenty Years Later by Will Noah
Eduardo Coutinho 01

In the early 1960s, Eduardo Coutinho began shooting a film about the murder of Brazilian trade unionist João Pedro Teixeira.

Paul Kingsnorth’s Beast by Tyler Curtis
Paul Kingsnorth 01

The Wake—Paul Kingsnorth’s 2014 debut novel, which chronicles the life of an Anglo-Saxon during the Norman Conquest—has since gained a disturbing resonance with the recent surge and codification of nationalism that is Brexit.

Mark Fosson’s Solo Guitar by Daniel Bachman
Mark Fosson 01

I met Mark in 2012 on a two-week tour from Montreal to Kentucky. He had just released a set of home recordings from 1976 called Digging in the Dust on the Tompkins Square label, and we had a great time driving around and getting to know each other.

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins by Hilary Leichter
Assassins 01

If you’re craving a larger dose of antihero than the typical binge watch can offer, you might turn your gaze back to Sondheim and Weidman’s Assassins

More

New York Diary by Édouard Louis

The French writer Édouard Louis recorded his days in New York, around the time of the American release of his novel The End of Eddy. The following entries originally appeared in French in the June 6, 2017, edition of Les Inrockuptibles.

Rain Like Cotton by Jennifer Kabat
Kabat Essay 01

Picture an area the size of Manhattan covered in sand. It rises and falls and disappears.

End Page by Vincent Zompa
End Page Zompa

Vincent Zompa is the author of the poetry collection Heard Animal and several chapbooks.