The founder of gelbe MUSIK, the renowned record store and gallery space, speaks about its history.
Smacking noises, violins, and skewed pop experiments.
“I like flirting with disaster. I like terms that are open and provocative and unusual and evocative and we don’t know where things will be going next.”
One of Mexico’s most important conceptual artists, Ulises Carrión, is also one of the most overlooked. BOMB Senior Editor Mónica de la Torre is moved to child-speak over poems that might seem gibberish, but are instead Cage-like koans.
Mónica de la Torre interviews the late Elsa Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven (yes, you read that correctly) in honor of the publication of Body Sweats, a collection of her uncensored writings.
This is an unedited raw transcript, made available as a BOMB Web Extra.
“People think that when a poem works, it’s because of the lines of a great poet—Baudelaire, T. S. Eliot, Whitman, or whoever—but it’s not so. The lines, when they magically work, are the reflection of your mind. It’s almost like the poet is making a mirror that nobody can see.” John Giorno