For this particularly challenging year, we’ve asked Garrett Bradley, Courtney Stephens, Alex Strada, Ephraim Asili, Nicholas Elliott, Mary Lucier, Tania Cypriano, Alan Licht, and Nina Menkes to tell us what sustained them.
In mid-March, a still from the reality show Big Brother in Germany circulated on the Internet. It showed the contestants, who had been locked in a house together since early February, relaxing in a hot tub, blissfully unaware of the pandemic surging across the globe.
On disasters, the “perverse incentives” of social media, and writing in catastrophic times.
Two sound artists on noise, fractals, Bach, Cecil Taylor, the new 7 PM ritual, and whether we still have use for the word improvisation.
In May, BOMB asked artists how COVID-19 and quarantine were affecting their creative process. How were they making art now?
After researching climate change and survival psychology for her novel Weather, Offill asks if we might imagine a different way to live.