BOMB 42 Winter 1993
Artists Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco speak with Anna Johnson on shaking conceptions of ethnicity and identity in their seminal The Year of the White Bear.
Jeff Perrone chats with friend Roberto Juarez about his multi-paneled Indian-inspired ceramic and canvas paintings, and his struggle to find a niche as an “exotic structuralist” in the art world.
Photographer David Seidner talks to the master of sculpture, Richard Serra, whose work continues to be honored and comprehensively exhibited throughout the decades.
Artist Nancy Spero talks to Sue Williams about her “violent, cartoonish, explicit, voracious” paintings, influenced by past victimization and interpreted in a myriad of ways.
Sarah Schulman, author of Empathy, speaks of the separation of activism from writing and the consequences of being assigned a marginal identity.
Brazilian composer Tom Zé reflects both the sounds and poetry of his rural home town and the conceptual strategies of the Brazilian and the European avant gardes.
Ralph Lee mines the rich mother lode of Native American myth to create timeless theatrical events under the stars.
Don Scardino tells actor pal Michael O’Keefe about escaping a dead-end acting career to become a director, and his battle to stay loyal to theater work while being wooed by offers in film and television.
Lawrence Chua and Neil Jordan discuss the sexual dynamics and undercurrents of Jordan’s film, The Crying Game, an “unruly narrative of colliding identities and troubling resonance set in contemporary London.”
Former firefighter acclaimed actor Steve Buscemi and auteur Quentin Tarantino discuss working with directors, Reservoir Dogs, and the perils of indie-movie success.
From the daring at first to the job done without discovery, the raid on Dosaro’s was risky, though well worth the spoils.
Then Connie had a nightmare, a dream that turned into a nightmare.
“Sex Goddess of the Western Hemisphere” and “Ingeborg: Mistress of the Dark” by Maggie Estep.
Two poems, “The Bones of Young Girls” and “Poem II for Anne Sexton” by Dael Olandersmith.
“Can’t Be Music (Ode To Chaka Khan)” and “At A Quarter To Five” by Dana Bryant.
“It Can’t Be A Moonless Night If We’re On The Moon” and “I.Quatro” by Edwin Torres.
What are you required to do at a stop sign?
Two photographs of Alix Lambert’s D.I.V.O.R.C.E. taken by Robert Melee and included in the New Performance portfolio.
Untitled photographs by Chuck Nanney included in the New Performance portfolio.
Three photographs by Jennifer Sirey included in the New Performance portfolio.
Two photograms featuring imprints left by kittens on photographic paper.
Mixed media painting, Seduction, by Marilla Palmer.
Poem, The ’80s, A Toad, and a six poem set, six short poems written with chicken pox by Mike Tyler.
Two poems, “On A Visit Home” and “We All Need” by Peter Spiro.
my air jordans cost a hundred with tax
my suede starters jacket says ‘raiders’ on the back
i’m stylin … smilin … lookin real mean cuz
it ain’t about bein heard just bein seen
Imploring breaths heave: ‘please, just a taste of it.’
It’s Fall. Should not be hot.
After all, school began.
Two photographs of Warning to Significance Hunters, a roadside performance by Thom Merrick included in the New Performance Portfolio.
Photograph by Robert Melee included in the New Performance portfolio.