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Portraits Series 3


Ann's Goodbye

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Ann Lauterbach
Ann had come to town to pack up her loft on Duane Street.
She had lost her lease.
I talked to her at the Clocktower studios of WPS1.
December 4, 2006
(mp4, 39 seconds, 7.7 mb)


Karen and the 290 (West)

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Karen Mac Cormack
Karen moved to Buffalo last year and I wanted to know how she found the driving. Personally, I loved being able to park just about anywhere in Buffalo, a far cry from the parking conditions in my New York neighborhood. Some afternoons I would drive around town and park in front of stores, just for the pleasure of getting a space so easily. But then, where I worked, at the university, there you could never far a space close to the office.

January 28, 2007
(mp4, 39 seconds, 7.8 mb)


McCaffery Up Close

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Steve McCaffery
It was Steve's 60th birthday and he had come to New York with Karen to celebrate.
January 28, 2007
(mp4, 52 seconds, 10.1 mb)


Mei-mei's Mesa

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Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
I met Mei-mei about 30 years ago and we have been talking ever since.
December 3, 2006
(mp4, 38 seconds, 7.5 mb)


Nick@CCNY

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Nick Piombino
Nick and I met at Artie's to discuss the book version of his Fait Accompli blog. I had the pastrami on rye with Russian. We were sitting in the glass-enclosed porch when I saw my mother walk by, which was curious because I had just been talking about her. She came in to say hello to Nick.
December 11, 2006
(mp4, 43 seconds, 6.9 mb)


Richard: Living Latin, Dying English

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Richard Tuttle
I talked to Richard right after taping our Close Listening show at WPS1 at the Clocktower studios.
December 4, 2006
(mp4, 49 seconds, 7.8 mb)


video portraits home page

Portraits series 1 : Regis Bonvicino, George Lakoff, Heny Hills, Mimi Gross, Loss Pequeno Glazier, Caroline Bervgvall
Portraits series 2
: Pierre Joris, Wysten Curnow, Levhi Lehto, Robert Grenier, James Sherry, Johanna Drucker
Portraits series 3
: Ann Lauterbach, Karen Mac Cormack, Steve McCaffery, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Nick Piombino, Richard Tuttle
Portraits series 4
: Rod Smith, Nicole Brossard, Douglas Messerli, Peter Middleton, Norman Fischer, Tina Darragh
Portraits series 5
: Myung Mi Kim, Charles Alexander, Alan Davies, P. Inman, Phong Bui, Bob Perelman
Portraits series 6:
Kenneth Goldsmith, John Yau, Peter Gizzi,  Dubravka Djuric,  Elizabeth Willis, Tan Lin
Portraits series 7: John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Emma Bee Bernstein, Susan Howe, Sigmund Laufer
Portraits series 8: Maggie O'Sullivan, Christian Bök, Darren Wershler, Tonya Foster, Marty Ehrlich & Erica Hunt, Lev Rubinstein
Portraits series 9: David Antin, Ted Greenwald, Jerome Rothenberg, Diane Rothenberg, Ron Silliman, Joel Kuszai
Portraits series 10: Peter Gizzi, Elizabeth Willis, John Tranter, Bruce Andrews, Cecilea Vicuña, Tom Raworth
Portraits page 11: Ben Yarmolinksy, Hank Lazer, Marjorie Perloff, Alan Loney, Claude Royet-Journoud, Li Zhimin
Portraits page 12: Arkadii Dragomoschenko


Thanks for Steve McLaughlin for technical and design assistance. These video recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the artist. ©2006-2012 Charles Bernstein. Used with permission of Charles Bernstein. Distributed by PennSound.