BOMB 34 Winter 1991
In his Brooklyn studio, Tod Wizon meets with fellow painter Anney Bonney to discuss the finer points of art, polymorphic thinking, and self-abandonment.
Author Jessica Hagedorn talks to Ameena Meer about incorporating Filipino traditions, taboos, and superstitions into a mixed media narrative in her novel, Dogeaters.
2 Black 2 Strong and his right hand man, Warchild, discuss racism in the media, growing up and getting out of the ghetto, and the symbolism behind the American flag.
“It’s hard to explain, the feeling you get. You get a band together, you practice, you work hard at it before you go in front of the people, and your first show is a big success. You feel like, wow, if we can do that, we can play for anybody, and it’ll work.”
Romulus Linney penned dramas that pinpointed emotional moments in the lives of his subjects. We will miss one of our most cherished playwrights and BOMB’s contributing Editor in Theater. We remember him with this Winter 1993 Craig Gholson interview.
Yuri Lyubimov discusses the theater as a phenomenon for the elite, censorship, and why Scandinavians are more prepared for plays.
Phil Hartman made his name as a regular cast member on Saturday Night Livewhere, from 1986 to 1994, he created a number of classic characters such as the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. Writer and Artist Stanley Moss sat down with Hartman in 1991.
Robert Gober talks to anonymous collective Gran Fury about their incendiary art and the task of exposing inequality and hypocrisy in our society.
Raul Ruiz, who most recently directed the start-studded film The Golden Boat, attempts to dismantles traditional roles in narrative cinema, reversing landscape and plot. He speaks with video producer Carol Anne Klonarides about his work.
Damsels in Distress, out now, is Whit Stillman’s first film since 1998. He spoke to Betsy Sussler in 1991 about his debut, the now-classic Metropolitan.
Painter Lari Pittman creates silhouetted scenes brimming with sexuality and nonsensicality—the folk art of a liberated past, channeled through the social realities of the present. Here, he discusses his envy of abstraction, and the horror of an empty bed.
It was a Friday night; the theater
Cookie died Friday. I saw Victoria Pedersen in the Korean deli near Simon’s place, I had gone over there to eat some Chinese take-out with Simon.
The war had just ended when Fabiano Fabrizi contracted scarlet fever.
With the first crowing of the old rooster that slept high in the thorny limetree in his backyard, Striker! opened his eyes.
God lived on the wick inside the glass of oil and water on top of the old woman’s chest of drawers where He was kept alive as if he were a lightning bug inside a jar.
from “The Minotaur Sutra”
Fruits of the soma
Work Station #6 (envy), Come Armageddon, and Untitled by Nayland Blake.
Two photographs of serene, water-filled landscapes, Patrick and Amazon by Sally Gall.
Susan Hiller’s Secrets of Sunset Beach from her 1987–90 photoseries.
Photograph of two women at a table, Javotte and Katherine, Paris ’90 by Allen Frame.
Installation view of Zooligisches Museum by Candida Hofer.
Collaborative work by James Nares & David Rattray.