“Activism always involves a kind of coalition building, but the kind of community art is capable of building extends further, to the dead and the unborn.”
With I Had Nowhere to Go, director Douglas Gordon brings the diary of filmmaker and poet Jonas Mekas into contact with our own reveries.
“I think that creative improvisation music models the democratic principle. Heads of state and legislative bodies could learn a lot from this practice.”
Words Without Music is a sustained performance with fascinating scenes and a lucid text.
Dawn in Manhattan. In the first, tentative light, a black prostitute is walking back to her room after a night’s work.
Duo improvisation for loop pedal, upright bass, and child.
The iconoclastic composer discusses his newest opera, the differences between American and European music culture, and space aliens.
The virtuoso jazz guitarist on unhinged sonic excursions.
There are many artistic modernisms. There are alternative modernisms, alternatives to modernism, and antimodernisms.
Thom Donovan and Brandon Brown dive deep into the realms of literary theory and leftist politics in their epistolary exchange. They continue their conversation in the fourth of four exchanges.
Thom Donovan and Brandon Brown continue to dive deep into the realms of literary theory and leftist politics in their epistolary exchange. In the second of several dialogues, they delve into the archive of the unknown.
Poets Anne Waldman and Frances Richard discuss their careers, new work, and life at the forefront of the poetic avant-garde. Or, as Waldman calls it, “the avant-derriere.”
Combining art, ’80s music clichés, advertising strategies and analog synthesizers, Oneohtrix Point Never, aka Daniel Lopatin, creates experimental ambient music.
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Kenneth Goldsmith is a trickster for sure, not just because his work takes place on the crossroads between legal and illegal, between digital and real life, between word and image, but because he’s a man who wears a lot of hats, metaphorical and otherwise.
Pendleton, whose new work is on view now at Pace Gallery, discusses the connection between civil protest and live art with poet Thom Donovan.
Contrary to some strains of popular belief, collectivism is artmaking not only with many but for many.
William Katavolos’s career as an avant-gardist spans 60 years, culminating in his ongoing research into aquatecture, or liquid architecture. Colleague Deborah Gans places his vision within the trajectory of architectural history.