Posts Tagged: performance art

How Do You Want to Be Wrong?: Talking with Madhu H. Kaza

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Madhu H. Kaza discusses the anthology, Kitchen Table Translation, ways to engage with history, and seeing translation as a continual crossover.

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The Text Is My Body: A Conversation with Gabrielle Civil

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Performance artist and poet Gabrielle Civil discusses her book, Swallow the Fish, how technology has shaped reactions to female nudity, and the importance of risking change.

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Sound & Vision: Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw

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Allyson McCabe talks with Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw, two of the founders of the performance group Split Britches, about their lives and work.

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Reviving Dominican Literature with “a Concert of Poetry”

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Global Voices introduces us to El Hombrecito, a music group that interweaves Dominican poetry and visual art into their performances, in a story written by Natali Herrera Pacheco and translated by Eleanor Weekes. El Hombrecito hopes to spark interest in the country’s literature by setting it against the backdrop of bachata, rock, or experimental music, […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Karrie Higgins

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The more narratives that approach reality “differently” get treated as “insane” or “unreal,” the less readers are exposed to them, and the more “unreal” or “insane” they seem. It’s like a feedback loop.

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Twitter Chatter with @TheNewAnnHirsch

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BOMB Magazine’s Legacy Russell interviews performance artist Ann Hirsch about being scandalous, what it means to be a “camwhore,” the construction of girlhood, and feeling ashamed. The entire conversation was conducted over Twitter (#LRAH). “My ‘activist’ goal is simply to create empathy for women that are typically loathed in media.”

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Morning Coffee

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The wall of knowledge. On the more misconceived Popular Mechanics ideas. P. William’s “The Finishing Touch” is exactly the kind of performance art we can get behind. Nikola Tesla’s Christmas gift for the world, circa 1900. Man returns library book 54 years late. Unfolding the earth.

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Morning Coffee

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In 1924 the Navy was ordered to listen for martians. The Italian Futurist pasta sauna. You’ve probably seen things like this a million times, but damn it sometimes you just want to look at pictures of Parisian signage. Let’s all hear it for the space elevator! Who is a jew?

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