Double page image spread I did for the Talking Heads song I Zimbra in the 1987 book What the Songs Look Like: Contemporary Artists Interpret Talking Heads Songs

cropped double page Joseph Nechvatal image for the I Zimbra Talking Heads song published in What the Songs Look Like Contemporary Artists Interpret Talking Heads Songs

I now have an archival record of the double page image spread I did for the Talking Heads song I Zimbra in the 1987 book What the Songs Look Like: Contemporary Artists Interpret Talking Heads Songs, Harpercollins, New York, pp. 86-87

double page spread of Joseph Nechvatal image for the I Zimbra Talking Heads song published in What the Songs Look Like Contemporary Artists Interpret Talking Heads Songs

lyrics on left page (86) of Joseph Nechvatal image for the I Zimbra Talking Heads song published in What the Songs Look Like Contemporary Artists Interpret Talking Heads Songs

The lyrics are an adaptation of Dadaist Hugo Ball’s poem Gadji beri bimba.

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Twitch broadcast of viral symphOny (first movement)

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On June 23rd, 2020 at 5pm, Harvestworks broadcast here https://www.twitch.tv/harvestworks my viral symphOny (first movement: the enthrOning (28.10 min)) ~ that was released in 2006 on a CD produced by IEA at Alfred University ~ along with a short excerpt from a video interview with me. I and Galerie Richard NYC donated 100 of these CDs to support the nonprofit work that Harvestworks is doing ~ so please support them ~ More information on the viral symphOny broadcast here: http://www.harvestworks.org/june-2-viral-symphony-by-joseph-nechvatal/

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on Kiki Smith :: Double Self-Portrait

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I wrote about my Kiki Smith Double Self-Portrait (1983) photogram here at Hyperallergichttps://hyperallergic.com/571863/artists-quarantine-with-their-art-collections-4/
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summer solstice broadcast of Cave Bacchus Destroyer of Naivetés ~~~~~

Destroyer of Naivetés by CAVE BACCHUS

to celebrate summer solstice, Wave Farm WGXC radio 90.7-FM on June 20, 2020: 10pm – 11:59 pm broadcast my Cave Bacchus recording of Destroyer of Naivetés: https://wavefarm.org/radio/wgxc/schedule/g01g5z

Joseph Nechvatal’s epic passion poem, Destroyer of Naivetés, takes up a position of excess from within a society that believes that the less you conceal, the stranger you become. We live and love in a culture where surveillance/intrusion is tied to our drive for self-revealing everything (an anti-private-life culture of curiosity, egotism, solitude, fear, voyeurism, exhibitionism and resentment — where the feeling is that nothing could or should remain unknown to us).

The sex farce poetic overindulgence of Destroyer of Naivetés takes inspiration from the books of Jean Genet, Marcel Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even, drawings by Hans Bellmer, film/performances of Bradley Eros, and the erotic scribblings of Giacomo Casanova, Georges Bataille, Petronius, Vladimir Nabokov, Marquis de Sade, Yukio Mishima, Ovid, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Kathy Acker and I Am a Beautiful Monster by Francis Picabia.

In 2016, a limited edition CD of a 1 hour 10 minute recording of Joseph Nechvatal’s sex farce epic poem Destroyer of Naivetés, published on Punctum Books, was released under the name of Cave Bacchus. Cave Bacchus is Joseph Nechvatal, Black Sifichi and Rhys Chatham. The CD was published by Entr’acte – and is also available at Bandcamp.

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~ viral symphOny ~ compressed 1st movement ~ the enthrOning (excerpt) ~

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~ viral symphOny ~ 4th movement ~ viractual terminate ~ compressed ~

the sounds of the 10:10 orchestrated 4th movement (viractual terminate) of my viral symphOny have been compressed to 2:19 here ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Review of Le Cabaret du Néant (Cabaret of Nothingness)

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My art review of the Le Cabaret du Néant (Cabaret of Nothingness) exhibition at the Domaine de Rentilly Le Château Rentilly, Parc Culturel de Rentilly Michel Chartier 1, rue de l’Étang 77 600 Bussy-Saint-Martin has been published at Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art here:

https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/at-le-ch-teau-rentilly/4629

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Plastic Beetle Viral Symphony (Homage to Paul McCartney and The Beatles)

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Love I’m Waiting viral symphOny (Homage to The Tape-beatles)

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excerpt from ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~venus©-~Ñ~vibrator, even (1995)

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an excerpt from my 1995 cyber-sex farce novella ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~venus©-~Ñ~vibrator, even has just been published in a fascinating ~ recursion preoccupied ~ triannual journal many loops ➰➰➰ here: https://➰➰➰.ws/4-joseph-nechvatal-venus-n-vibrator-excerpt

 

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