An Interview with Geoffrey Farmer
A collision can be many things. In collage it’s the overlay and the edges, the abutment that either creates or disassembles meaning. In a rapid succession of film edits the collision of images interrupts and then creates narrative.
The Life and Timing of William Basinski
William Basinski, the Los Angeles-based experimental electronic composer will be one of the Guest Composers at the 2017 Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival in January. He will perform The Deluge and will participate in the 12 Hour Drone Festival. William Basinski spoke to Border Crossings in November, 2016 for the Borderview section of the magazine. What follows is an extended version of that conversation. Keep Reading
An Interview with Meredith Monk
“I don’t think utterance was just grunting, but a very nuanced set of sounds. I think music goes deeper than language. That is why I have had the privilege to do my music all over the world, because people don’t have to go through the filter of language to understand the music or respond to it emotionally.” — Meredith Monk Keep Reading
An Interview with Stephen Waddell
Stephen Waddell’s book Hunt and Gather, published in 2011 by Steidl in Germany, is descriptive, by title, of his process and intention. It isn’t anthropological in referring to stages in the development of homo sapiens, making our way; it describes instead Waddell’s preference, pursuit and methodology… Keep Reading
David Salle: Bushes With Form
David Salle is a New York-based painter whose recent exhibitions include “Debris,” paintings and ceramics from the last five years at Dallas Contemporary until August 23, 2015, “New Paintings” at Skarstedt Chelsea in April through June, and “Making Art Dance: Backdrops and Costumes from the Armitage Foundation,” curated by Jeffrey Deitch at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City from January to March 2015. On now until November 26, 2016 at Skarstedt London is “Cindy Sherman and David Salle: History Portraits and Tapestry Paintings.” Keep Reading
One of the central concerns of Fountain, Rebecca Belmore’s performance-based video installation at the Canadian pavilion for the 2005 Venice Biennale, is water. Her recognition of its importance in our practical, political and imaginative lives is complex. “The power of water is something that we understand,” she says in the following interview, conducted the day before the vernissage opening at the Biennale. Keep Reading
The Book of Longing, a collection of poetry and prose Leonard Cohen published in 2006, is about wisdom. Composed by a man who has lived much in the world, and who has come to understand what all that living has been about, it also knows enough to take its wisdom with a grain of salt. While his ability to write remains undiminished, what he writes about has undergone some adjustments. Keep Reading
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