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Gregg Bordowitz

in conversation with Lauren O'Neill-Butler

"I decided to schmear my queer Jewish pinko self in schmaltz and go out and grease up the stage."


Elizabeth Diller

in conversation with Emmanuel Olunkwa

"I can’t think of architecture as anything other than a performative art form."


Black Bataille

by Aria Dean

“Blackness presents the possibility of a thoroughly anti-Idealist aesthetic and theory of objects.”


Catharsis in Ten Fragments

by Lauren O'Neill-Butler

"I've never understood catharsis."


Michael Taussig

in conversation with Nancy Goldring

“Sacrifice is a pointed instance of dépense, an exquisitely sacred combustion, and one that runs throughout Bataille’s economics.”


Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

in conversation with Valerie Midlin

“L’informe comes out of WWII, the atomic bomb, and the Holocaust.”


Matthew Barney

in conversation with Aria Dean

"At the core, I think of my creative language as being rather formless."


Volume 1

On L’informe

Rethinking contemporary aspects of the informe—related to technology, gender, disease, and race—in a Bataillean key through interviews with Matthew Barney, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, and Michael Taussig; a roundtable featuring Bruce Hainley, Ruba Katrib, and November editors; and essays on Black Bataille and the long shadow of catharsis.

Volume 0

Interviews 1-10

Adrian Piper, Frank B. Wilderson III, Christopher K. Ho, Sarah Schulman, Nell Painter, Ruba Katrib, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Mark Wigley, Howardena Pindell, and Hal Foster.