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Collective Resistance: Karen-Kaia Livers, Alison Parker, and Dread Scott Interviewed by Bob Snead
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A public art project in New Orleans reenacts a slave revolt.

Issue #150 Preview: Christiane Jatahy by Jay Scheib
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This weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Christiane Jatahy’s radical “mirror game” between film and live performance What If They Went to Moscow? plays for two audiences, one at BAM Fisher Theater and one at BAM Rose Cinemas—then they switch.

Issue #149: Korakrit Arunanondchai by Martha Kirszenbaum
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As he prepares his musical—part video, part performance—for Performa 19, the Thai-born artist shares thoughts on Ghost Cinema, the ritual circle, storytelling, and empathy.

Restaging Violence: Marcela Torres Interviewed by Jared Quinton
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Performances that address the affliction of racism.

Young Joon Kwak by Charles Long
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On stage and in the studio, Kwak (aka Xina Xurner) summons bodies, objects, and energies that flourish at the “seams of the illusions of fixed identity.”

Cecilia Vicuña by Elianna Kan
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The poet and artist invokes ancient matriarchal cultures, Indigenous folkways, and the speculative capacities of language so that we might rediscover our kinship with nature.

Jessica Grindstaff of Phantom Limb by Sophie Hunter
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The final part of a performance trilogy on climate change, Falling Out fuses puppetry, Butoh, and Flex, to reflect on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Janaina Tschäpe by Francesco Clemente
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The paintings in HumidGray and ShadowLake evoke synesthetic colors, remembered landscapes, and the physical performance inherent in marking a canvas.

Studio Visit: Maria Baranova by Alexandra Nicolaides
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Intimate portraits of performers. 

New Futures: nora chipaumire’s #PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA by Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone
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The three-part epic brings to life an adolescence informed by music as a gateway into a powerful, assertive selfhood. 

CHERRY RIVER, Where the Rivers Mix by Katherine Cooper
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It’s rare that as a writer I am left speechless by a performance. Writing becomes like swimming for the first time: relearning how to breathe. What can abandonment by words afford a writer besides drowning? Perhaps a lesson in listening. 

Divining the Boundaries of Light: Emily Johnson Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
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Performance and community. 

Studio Visit: Narcissister by William Corwin
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A new film documents the performer.

From Affinity to Twinship: A Conversation by Leah Dieterich & Meg Whiteford
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On writing about performance and relationship paradigms.

Masks That Conceal and Reveal: Maxwell Deter Interviewed by Naomi Falk
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An artist’s collaboration with musicians.

Shahryar Nashat and Adam Linder by Aram Moshayedi
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An artist and a choreographer challenge the term collaboration, which they see as an approach rather than an outcome or frame of interpretation. 

Sculpture and Sound: Naama Tsabar Interviewed by Naomi Lev
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Blending objects with performance.

The Dream Image: Branden W. Joseph Interviewed by Felix Bernstein
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Editing a collection of artist Carolee Schneemann’s writings.

The Haunting of Reza Abdoh by Marc Arthur
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Reza Abdoh, the first large-scale retrospective of the late Iranian-American theater director’s work, is on view through September 3 at MoMA PS1. The comprehensive exhibition was co-organized by Bidoun’s Negar Azimi, Tiffany Malakooti, and Babak Radboy alongside MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach.

The Collective Body: Maria José Arjona Interviewed by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill
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Performance as a poetry of long duration.

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