Issue

1.11 / Instigators

March 25 2010

Introduction

March 24, 2010. In her review of Recipes for an Encounter, Dena Beard notes the “inherent discord of art activism” in describing the various artist interventions the book contains. Discord is a noticeable feature of artistic practice in the Bay Area—the idea that social fabric can and needs to be rent apart.  This issue makes note of some disruptions: the absurdities of daily life wryly documented by Mads Lynnerup; the large-scale disparities between life and law, explored in conversation with the elusive collaborative HUSH; and in contrast, but no less radical, the mysterious, separate world of James Castle. Enjoy. PM Next Issue: April 8, 2010.

Marianne Vitale. Patron, 2009; video, color, sound, 8:36 min. Courtesy of IBID PROJECTS, London.

Features

Social Work: Politics, Police, and the Law in Art, Part 2

Social Work: Politics, Police, and the Law in Art, Part 2

By Matthew David Rana

H: It’s true. At times, we have both relied on illegal activity to support ourselves. But we have always been interested in experimental music, film and theater, as well as conceptual and performance art. In 1999, while visiting the United States, we were shocked to learn that sodomy was still considered illegal in fourteen states. We decided to use our holiday to make a video work that involved the systematic violation of this antiquated legislation.

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Interview with Mads Lynnerup

Interview with Mads Lynnerup

By Bad at Sports

I find it interesting to let things happen as they do. I think it’s hard to re-create these moments in life. They’re almost better on their own and they become absurd as you start assuming them. That is what I feel like that piece is all about, letting it all happen but also revealing how funny it is that we have these patterns and we repeat them over and over. At the same time, we might not think so much about them. Everybody has to have some form of routine; it’s unavoidable.

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