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What Objects Can Do: on Jiro Takamatsu by William Corwin
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A new look at the actions, drawings, and sculpture of the late Japanese artist.

Ieva Misevičiūtė by Melanie Bonajo
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A performance artist who grew up in the circus uses clowning, street dance, and butoh in playful and provocative combinations.

Steffani Jemison by Ben Lerner
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Early film, nineteenth-century science fiction, and experimental musical languages serve a young artist’s explorations of race and our political present.

En Atendant and Cesena by Lauren Bakst
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I’m sitting in the BAM Opera House among the rustling of bodies settling into their seats when the lights suddenly cut out.

HEAT: Rashid Johnson’s Dutchman
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In a new staging of Amiri Baraka’s one-act play, the audience and performers alike are tasked with endurance.

Nature Theater of Oklahoma by Lauren Bakst
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Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska of Nature Theater of Oklahoma on their series Life & Times, new episodes of which will be presented this September by FIAF as a part of its Crossing the Line festival.

Dean Moss by Young Jean Lee
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Choreographer Dean Moss speaks with one of his collaborators, playwright Young Jean Lee, about his early years as the son of civil rights workers and his current work-in-progress, a meditation on John Brown.

Scott Shepherd by Richard Maxwell
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I have seen Scott Shepherd perform many times as a core member in two of my favorite New York theater companies—Elevator Repair Service and The Wooster Group.

Kate Valk by David Salle & Sarah French
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“I worked at Shepherd-Pratt mental hospital, and I liked to take my name tag off and maybe be confused for one of the patients.”

Béla Tarr by Fionn Meade
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“This eternity stuff is definitely very important for me. The days are passing, time is running; we will die, everybody has just one life. That’s why it’s very important how this life is going. The quality of this life. We are not in the church, where people are told lies.”

Miranda July by Rachel Kushner
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Writer Rachel Kushner examines the lineage of common themes and recurrent imagery in July’s extraordinary body of work.

Kaffe Matthews by Anthony Huberman
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When British sound artist Kaffe Matthews thinks about sound, she thinks about space, time, travel and radios strapped to bicycles. Her approach to making music is based on sampling her surroundings and capturing their sonic personality.

Marina Abramović by Laurie Anderson
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After nearly 40 years, Marina Abramović’s performances and installations continue to make viewers squirm. Laurie Anderson, an old friend, queries the artist on dreams and Buddhism.

Janet Cardiff by Atom Egoyan
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The first work of Janet Cardiff’s I encountered was Whispering Room. I entered a room at the Art Gallery of Ontario where a series of audio speakers mounted on thin metal stands emitted a soft murmur of conversation. 

Marie Howe by Victoria Redel
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Marie Howe and I met to talk on a sweltering afternoon in a borrowed New York City apartment. I had sort of known Marie for years.

Christian Wolff by Damon Krukowski
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Avant-garde composer Christian Wolff speaks to ex-Galaxie 500 drummer Damon Krukowski about John Cage, indeterminacy, and the body politic of music and its audience.

Tom Noonan by Alison MacLean
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Tom Noonan plays both sides: he appeared in the mega-expensive Last Action Hero, yet made his feature film What Happened Was, with his own money. Here he discusses the freedom granted by restraints.

British Theatre: Gary Stevens by Allen Frame
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Featuring the English stage, Allen Frame interviews Gary Stevens and Rose English in a diptych of an interview called the “British Theatre.”

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