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Issue #152: Craig Taborn by Camille Norment
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Two sound artists on noise, fractals, Bach, Cecil Taylor, the new 7 PM ritual, and whether we still have use for the word improvisation.

Issue #152: Craig Taborn by Camille Norment
Issue Project Room 2 15 18 Bw 51 Bw

Two sound artists on noise, fractals, Bach, Cecil Taylor, the new 7 PM ritual, and whether we still have use for the word improvisation.

Field Recording by Tashi Wada & Julia Holter
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In May, BOMB asked artists how COVID-19 and quarantine were affecting their creative process. How were they making art now?

You’re Still Sick by Pato Hebert & Alexandra Juhasz
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Two artists and activists share their thoughts on COVID-19 and mutual care.

Slowing Images Down: Andrew Sendor Interviewed by Will Fenstermaker
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Making drawings of Instagram posts during COVID-19.

Work That Sustains: The Wattis Library by Amber Power
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Offering open access to essays, lectures, and performances by contemporary artists and scholars during the pandemic.

Jenny Offill by Claire Vaye Watkins
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After researching climate change and survival psychology for her novel Weather, Offill asks if we might imagine a different way to live.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips by Gregory Pardlo
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From epics to lyrics, Rowan Ricardo Phillips considers poetry’s reckoning with history and how writing will reflect our current crisis for future generations.

Miasmic Dread and Inexplicable Lightness: Meriem Bennani and Orian Barki’s 2 Lizards Reviewed by Simon Wu
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Narrativizing everyday experiences of the pandemic in New York City.

Issue #152: Nicolas Party by Jonathan Lee
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Party creates vivid pastels and transformational installations that lure viewers deep into the backstories of his subjects.

A Surface of Circulation: Lewis Klahr Interviewed by Courtney Stephens
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The artist-filmmaker on his prescient collage film, featuring the jetsam and flotsam of global supply chains and a prophecy of the coming pandemic.

Symptom of Society: Luba Drozd’s PPE Fabrication Initiative by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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3D-printing face shields to combat the shortage of PPE for hospital workers.

Connective Threads: Sugar Vendil’s A Vocal Record by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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The composer and multimedia artist on raising awareness of the Asian experience during the pandemic.

The World’s Chaos Intercedes: Zia Anger’s My First Film by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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The detritus of a filmmaking career becomes an immersive work of autofiction.

A New North Star: George Ferrandi’s Jump!Star by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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Designing public rituals to commemorate the North Star’s eventual transition.

Post-Post-Post-Era: Mats Gustafsson Interviewed by Alan Licht
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The free jazz saxophonist on new realities for experimental music.

COVID-19 Artist Resources
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A list of vital resources for artists, writers, musicians, and performers.

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