Favorite poetry books? Favorite spoken word poets? Favorite bands/artists?
Poetry books: Clementine Von Radics' As Often As Miracles, Richard Siken's Crush, Leonard Cohen's The Book of Longing, Bukowski’s collections, Survival Songs by Meggie C. Royer (aka writingsforwinter)
Spoken word: Sierra DeMulder (Mrs. Dahmer is my favorite spoken word piece), Rudy Francisco, Andrea Gibson, Neil Hilborn, Jeanann Verlee, Megan Falley, Kait Rokowski, Rachel Wiley, Mary Lambert, Sarah Kay.
Bands/artists: Keaton Henson, Devendra Banhart, Father John Misty, Bright Eyes, SoKo, KIDS., The White Stripes, Cat Power, Mac DeMarco, La Luz, Peach Kelli Pop, The National, Bob Dylan, Nimzo Indians, Leonard Cohen, Sledding With Tigers, The Babies, The Frights, Harlem, Nana Grizol, Cherry Glazerr, Mars Water, Neutral Milk Hotel, Paul Baribeau, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O, Vampire Weekend, Smith Westerns, Milo Greene, The Growlers, The Beatles, Angus and Julia Stone, Magnetic Fields, M. Ward, FIDLAR, Girls, the Mountain Goats, Plants and Animals, Camera Obscura, Violent Femmes, Beck, Velvet Underground, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Arctic Monkeys, Rilo Kiley, The Kills
Now on view, Projects 102: Neïl Beloufa is the artist’s first solo New York museum exhibition. Created especially for this exhibition, The Colonies (2016) was made by hand, using inexpensive construction materials and techniques. The video at the center of the installation features a group of people in an unnamed city enthusiastically describing their experience there. Beloufa often works collaboratively, and in this instance he teamed up with actors to generate scripts that imitate popular forms like infomercials and science fiction.
[Neïl Beloufa. People’s passion, lifestyle, beautiful wine, gigantic glass towers, all surrounded by water. 2011. Video, 10 min, 59 sec. Installation view, Schinkel Pavilion, Hopes for the Best, April 4-May 31, 2015. Courtesy the artist, François Ghebaly Gallery, Mendes Wood DM, and ZERO…Milan. Photo: Andreas Rossetti]