Yxta Maya Murray discusses her new novel, ART IS EVERTHING.
Tags: Agnes Martin, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Alma López Gaspar De Alba, Aperture, art criticism, Art Is Everything, art world, artforum, Artillery, autofiction, Brendan Embser, Brooklyn Rail, Carolina Caycedo, Chicanx, Christina Catherine Martinez, Chryssa, Concrete, Correction, Emil Cioran, epistolary, Fred Moten, Further Adventures in Monochrome, harold bloom, Helen vendler, identity, intersectionality, Irene Gammel, Jacques Derrida, jasper johns, John Yau, Jose Cela, Julie Mehretu, Latinx, Laura Aguilar, László Krasznahorkai, Lenore Tawney, Linda Nochlin, los angeles, Marcel Duchamp, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, Michael North, Miguel Covarrubias, Mira Dayal, neoliberalism, performance art, performance artist, poverty, queer, queerness, Racism, Rafa Esparza, Rosa Rolanda, Sara Roffino, sexism, sexual assault, Teju Cole, The Emigrants, The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Kidnapped, The King's Gold, The Queen Jade, Thomas Bernhard, Tulsa Kinney, Vertigo, W.G. Sebald, White Supremacy, Yxta Maya Murray, zora neale hurston
Gabrielle Civil discusses EXPERIMENTS IN JOY.
Tags: Adrienne Kennedy, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, April Matthis, California, civil coping mechanisms, collaboration, detroit, Diaspora, diy, Douglas Kearney, dream hampton, Experiments in Joy, Flight Tyme, Gabrielle Civil, girlhood, janice lee, Madhu H. Kaza, male privilege, Melvin Dixon, Midwest, Moe Lionel, Motown, Okwui Okpokwasili, performance art, performance artist, prince, Ralph Lemon, Rosamond S. King, St. Louis Blues, Suzanne Césaire, Swallow the Fish, white privilege
Sven Ratzke discusses his new show, WHERE ARE WE NOW.
Tags: Allyson McCabe, androgynous, berlin, Bertholt Brecht, Blackstar, bob marley, bowie, Cabaret, Christian Pabst, david bowie, Dirk Groeneveld, Egon Schiele, folk music, Friedrich Hollander, German, germany, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Homme Fatale, Iggy Pop, John Cameron Mitchell, JOY DIVISION, kurt weill, La MaMa, LGBTQ, lou reed, marlene dietrich, Music, performance art, performance artist, Philippe Claudel, Piano, queer, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, sexuality, singing, Starman, Sven Ratzke, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, theater, Thierry Mugler, trans, Where Are We Now
Karen Finley discusses her most recent book, GRABBING PUSSY.
Tags: #metoo, A Different Kind of Intimacy, art world, black lives matter, capitalism, Carissa Chesanek, censorship, Donald Trump, election 2016, feminism, Grabbing Pussy, Hillary Clinton, humor, humor writing, karen finley, LGBTQ, neoliberalism, OR Books, patriarchy, performance art, performance artist, Politics, privilege, queer, Racism, sexism, sexual violence, Shock Treatment, systemic racism, trauma, Trump, We Keep Our Victims Ready, writing humor
Madhu H. Kaza discusses the anthology,
Kitchen Table Translation, ways to engage with history, and seeing translation as a continual crossover. ...more
Tags: Bruna Dantas Lobato, community, Dagmawi Woubshet, Don Mee Choi, Eiko Otake, Gabrielle Civil, immigration, India, Indian American, Kitchen Table Translation, language, Madhu H. Kaza, Myanmar, No. 1 Gold, performance art, Raj Chakrapani, refugee crisis, Rosamond S. King, Sanskrit, Sony Coráñez Bolton, Susan Bernofsky, Tamil, Telugu, translation, Wah-Ming Chang
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. ...more
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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.
Tags: activism, Allyson McCabe, Art Carney, Baltimore Free Theater, butch, Carmelita Tropicana, Conway Twitty, deb margolin, Dr. Strangelove, drag, experimental theater, feminism, feminist, Holly Hughes, Hot Peaches, James Dean, Jerzy Grotowski, Jimmy Camicia, Jordi Mark, LGBTQ, Lisa Kron, Lois Weaver, Loretta Lynn, Marsha P. Johnson, masks 2017, Moe Angelos, Muriel Miguel, Music, Orange Is The New Black, Pamela Camhe, Peggy Shaw, People Show, performance art, queer, Sound & Vision, Sound and Vision, Spiderwoman Theater, Split Britches, The Berrigans, The Open Theater, theatre, trans, Transparent, Vietnam War, Women’s One World Festival, WOW Café Theatre
In episode 39 of The Rumpus’s Make/Work podcast, host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with musician, vocalist, and experimental performer Dorian Wood.
Tags: Art, body, body image, Dorian Wood, LGBTQ, Make/Work, overweight, performance art, Politics, queer, Racism, SAMS, Scott Pinkmountain, The Syrian American Medical Society, weight
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, […]
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. ...more
Tags: Adam S. Miller, alchemy, Arielle Bernstein, Art History, blood atonements, brothers, catharsis, creative nonfiction, David Ulin, epilepsy, evidence, family, Forensic Art and Illustration, forensic science, forensics, forgeries, hypnosis, Joseph Smith, jury, justice, Karen T. Taylor, Karrie Higgins, magic, mania, Mark Hofman, memoir, mental illness, MFA, molestation, Mormonism, neurotypical, Performance, performance art, poetry, psychogeography, redemption, religion, research, resurrection, Rube Goldberg Machines, secrets, self-hypnosis, sexual abuse, siblings, sisters, trauma, trial, virginia woolf, writing
Kate Durbin’s poetry and performance art focus on female archetypes like princesses, witches, and pop stars. She dives into the cesspools of modern culture without shame, resurfacing to present us with glittering treasures from the depths. ...more
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.”
With a unique family led by performance artist parents, Kevin Wilson’s The Family Fang warns of the dangers of conflating art and life.
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.
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?