Quenton Baker in conversation with Richard Chiem about his book, This Glittering Republic, which unflinchingly dives deep into many questions surrounding the state of blackness in America.
“The ephemerality and immateriality of the evening lurk in the vaulted space, threaten the elevated precise present, and host duende, which by nature comes awake when time and element are allocated as such.” Bradyn Sloan elegantly charts the duende within a recent Seattle visit by Yugoslavian performance artist Marina Abramović.
“Disengage. Set free. Leave. Forgive. Never look back. Look back. Lot’s wife. Orpheus. Fear. Freefall. Loving. Never loving again. Pillar of salt. Banishment. Disembodied, disemboweled, disembarked. Divorce.” Devin Kelly provides a moving exploration of the intersection between lives and bodies.
“Will humanity use technology to upgrade ourselves into gods, or will the technology itself render us obsolete? Even if we could live forever, should we?” Drew Toal dives deep into cyborg ethics with Mark O’Connell, author of To Be A Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death.
Part 2 of Oliver Zarandi’s meditation on body, gore, consumption, and physical influence, steering now toward the worlds of Cronenberg, Basketcase, and Travis Bickle.