Claire Donato explores her own emotional, existential, and political terrain surrounding the boundary-breaking experience of Joanna Newsom’s Divers.
In her ekphratic exploration of the classic Nintendo game Mario Kart, August Smith interweaves play with reality, player with designer, past with present. Jayme Russell reviews.
“Beyond economic deaths, educational deaths, overdose deaths, Appalachia carries a kind of pastoral death: the cratered hillside replaced with slurry ponds and refineries; a discarded refrigerator in a flooded creek.” Nic Lawrence summons her West Virginian childhood while finding duende in Harmony Korine’s 2009 film, Trash Humpers.
Adam DeGraff checks out the Mierle Ukeles exhibition of her “Maintenance Art” at the Queens Museum, including perhaps her most famous piece, “Touch Sanitation,” in which she visited all 8,500+ employees of the NYC Sanitation Department over a two year span to personally thank them for their work.
Amber Sparks explores the myth, maze, and memory of Kate Zambreno’s latest innovative work, The Book of Mutter.
The Immediate Coldness and Failures of Language: A Conversation Between Thomas Moore and Grant MaierhoferGrant Maierhofer
Grant Maierhofer and Thomas Moore in conversation about each of their latest books, PX138 3100-2686 User’s Manual and In Their Arms, as well as community, structure, language, loops, and more.