A round-up of titles published by independent presses in 2021.
Two artist books that interact with grassroots activism.
A photobook retells the Ramayana.
Three films that explore the effect of the internet on intimacy and connection.
On Clowning, Magic, and their BUNKERSLUTS collaboration.
Embracing simultaneity between traditional lineages and contemporary media.
IONE is Pauline Oliveros’s partner and collaborator of thirty-two years. Oliveros passed away in November 2016, but her powerful presence has left a lasting mark on experimental and electronic music globally. The following is IONE’s intuited conversation with the late Oliveros and a curated playlist expressive of her legacy.
On techno-spirituality, impending doom, and making failed pop songs.
An epistolary novel about music, trans identity, and counterculture.
On her newly released collection of circuitous sound works created in the early ’90s.
The artist’s new sculptures evoke Rorschach-esque flowers and body parts, the threat of climate change, and life on another planet.
June explores the roots—and the promise—of blues, gospel, and folk music on her new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers.
This excerpt is from BOMB’s Spring 2021 issue.
Syan Rose’s intimate conversations with a wide spectrum of queer and trans people coalesce with her art as she portrays the people she spoke with.
Somewhere in post-Soviet Moscow, the narrator of Maria Stepanova’s In Memory of Memory rummages through the apartment of her recently deceased aunt and comes across a collection of family photographs, some over a century old.