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Charles Bernstein: Portraits, Series 6

Kenneth Goldsmith, June 5, 2007

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Kenny's Desire
We met for lunch on West 72nd Street, just a couple of block from where I grew up.
(mp4, 19 sec., 4.6 mb)

John Yau, May 30, 2007

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The Language of Bears
Even the literal is metaphoric. My claws have grown into fingers.
(mp4, 40 sec., 9.2 mb)

Peter Gizzi, June 4, 2007

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Peter's Marigolds
The flowering Spring trees amidst the pines.
(mp4, 30 sec., 6.2 mb)

Dubravka Djuric, April 29, 2007

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Dubravka's Caravan
Dubravka was visiting from Belgrade. Just after we taped the Close Listening shows, I asked her about the feminist, non-national caravan through the traumatized lands of the former Yugoslavia.
(mp4, 3 min. 29 sec., 32.9 mb)

Elizabeth Willis, June 4, 2007

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Versions of Winter
Liz grew up in Northern Wisconsin and spent many years in Buffalo (where she got her PhD), before moving to Western Massachusetts. She and Peter came by my apartment one afternoon and I shined a light on her and asked her about the seasons.
(mp4, 32 sec., 7.4 mb)

Tan Lin, August 1, 2007

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Ambient Tan
We met a new Japanese yogurt spot on West 32nd and then over to a Korean place just East of Fifth. The place was empty and we chatted away the afternoon.
(mp4, 50 seconds, 37.2 mb)

Video Portraits Home Page

  • Portraits series 1 : Régis Bonvicino, George Lakoff, Heny Hills, Mimi Gross, Loss Pequeño Glazier, Caroline Bergvall
  • Portraits series 2 : Pierre Joris, Wystan 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, Cecilia Vicuña, Tom Raworth
  • Portraits page 11: Ben Yarmolinsky, Hank Lazer, Marjorie Perloff, Alan Loney, Claude Royet-Journoud, Li Zhimin
  • Portraits page 12: Arkadii Dragomoschenko, Susan Howe, Ernie Gehr

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.