All posts filed under ‘Writing

Introduction to “Headless”

In March 2015, Triple Canopy, Sternberg Press, and Tensta Konsthall published Headless, an exhilarating murder-mystery by the elusive K. D. I wrote the introduction to the novel, which probes the sordid secrets and sinister deeds of powerful financiers who use Caribbean firms to conceal their fortunes. (My introduction previously appeared in Triple Canopy as “Headless Commercial Thriller.”) […]

Somewhere in Between the Jurisdiction of Time

In September 2014, my conversation with artist David Horvitz was included in his postcard publication Somewhere Between the Jurisdiction of Time, published by Art in America on the occasion of the NY Art Book Fair. The conversation covers the standardization of time, the tyranny of the hourglass, the dislocation of meridians, and the purpose of Swiss church bells. Click here […]

“GlblVlgIdiot Annual Report 2014”

In the September 2014 issue of Art in America, I published “GlblVlgIdiot Annual Report 2014,” a portfolio that adapts for the page a performance created with author Joshua Cohen and artist Jon Kessler. Click here for the PDF. More information about the performance, Introducing the Web, which examines the techno-utopian language and libertarian endgame of Silicon Valley and was […]

“Pointing Machines”: Triple Canopy in the 2014 Whitney Biennial

Triple Canopy’s contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial is Pointing Machines, an installation titled after the simple eighteenth-century measuring tool for reproducing sculpture in stone or wood with a system of adjustable rods and needles. The installation consists largely of reproductions—by handcraft, 3-D printing, and photography—of paintings and a colonial-era wash basin stand, once part of the […]

Ninth Bienal Do Mercosul

In the December 2013 issue of Art in America, I published a review of the Ninth Bienal Do Mercosul, which took place at various venues in Porto Alegre, Brazil. *** Perched on a cluster of sun-bleached rocks that barely protrudes from the Guaíba Lake—or river, depending on whom you ask—a former prison for political dissenters and other miscreants […]

“Sound Control”

In the September 2013 issue of Art in America, I published “Sound Control,” a review of Jonathan Sterne’s MP3: The Meaning of a Format (2012). *** “Sound Control” Jonathan Sterne MP3: The Meaning of a Format  Durham, N.C., and London, Duke University Press, 2012; 360 pages, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper. Imagine an “expert listener” ensconced in an […]