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Portraits 5


Myung & the heaviness of the snow

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Myung Mi Kim
The great snowstorn of 2006 had done serious damage to Buffalo. Myung moved to the city about a year before I moved to Penn. So our plan to work together got scuttled.
December 12, 2006
(mp4, 39 seconds, 6.3 mb)


Charles Bound

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Charles Alexander
The esteemed poet-bookmaker speaks about the significance of binding.
January 15, 2007
(mp4, 33 seconds, 6.6 mb)


Alan Davies Draws a Blank

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Alan Davies
Alan sat in front of Pecan's just before the Close Listening taping.
January 5, 2007
(mp4, 29 seconds, 5.8 mb)


P. Inman: Which Side Are You On?

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Peter Inman
It was after my Baltimore i.e. reading with Rod. I found a red alcove in the noisy bar. I’d first met Peter and Tina almost thirty years before in D.C., probably at a reading I did for Doug Lang at Folio Books in DuPont circle.
November 18, 2006
(mp4, 42 seconds, 8.3 mb)


Phong's New York

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Phong Bui
We went up to the roof of the Clocktower and I asked Phong —. the publisher of the Brooklyn Rail — that age-old New York question about art and real estate.
June 4, 2007
(mp4, 1 min. 44 sec., 16.4 mb)


Bob's Theory of the (Aging) Avant-Garde

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Bob Perelman
It was the first week of classes at Penn and Bob stopped by my office for a drink. I asked how his liked his new neighborhood in Manhattan, where he and Francie have a apartment.
September 6, 2007
(mp4, 44 seconds, 32.8 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.