Antonin Artaud’s Magical Cane (2021)

Antonin Artaud’s Magical Cane (2021)

Antonin Artaud’s Magical Cane (2021) is an artificial life art animation by Joseph Nechvatal. The audio is a track from my pour finir avec le jugement de dieu viral symphOny plague composition from The Viral Tempest LP to be released in October by

In 1937, Antonin Artaud obtained a walking stick of wood that he believed belonged not only to St. Patrick, but also Lucifer and Jesus Christ. Artaud traveled to Ireland, landing at Cobh and traveling to Galway in an effort to return the stick. However, speaking very little English, and no Irish whatsoever, he was unable to make himself understood.

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Trickster Tristan Tzara essay published in A DADA-enquête in STEAUA (The STAR) & trouble issue no. 1 / summer 2021

Trickster Tristan Tzara (2015) portrait by Joseph Nechvatal

My image-essay Trickster Tristan Tzara has been published in Romanian in A DADA-enquête in STEAUA (The STAR), the Romanian Literary Artistic & Cultural Review (Cluj-Napoca) summer Issue dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the birth of Tristan Tzara here:…/uploads/Steaua-nr-4-din-2021.pdf and in English in trouble issue no. 1 / summer 2021 here:

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Program archive for the Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine special radio emission on Dublab

Tellus #13 Power Electronics

Here’s the program archive to Frosty w/Carol Parkinson & Joseph Nechvatal — Celsius Drop: A Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine Special (06.24.21)

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Review of A Book of Spells by Ted Serios by Matthias Groebel

My book review of A Book of Spells by Ted Serios by Matthias Groebel has been published by Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art here:

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Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine redux on Celsius Drop

Trouble Light (1977) by Joseph Nechvatal w Cid Collins Walker & Carol Parkinson on European performance tour 1977

Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine Special Emission 2021 aired on June 24th from 10am-Noon L.A. Time / 1-3pm NYC time / 7-9pm Paris time



Intro) Paul De Marinis: Yellow Yankee. TELLUS #9 – Music with Memory



1) Remko Scha: katadeedo daynatadoh (“restored to youth according to beauty I walk”) Composed on DEC Talk, excerpt from IMPRESSIONS OF AFRICA, by Remko Scha and Ellen Zweig, guitars by The Machines. (1987)  TELLUS #22 – False Phonemes: 

2) Joseph NechvatalPsychedelic Hermeneutic. TELLUS #20 – Media Myth

3) Brian Reinbolt: Switched Thing. A product of experiments with gating recorded sounds to produce rhythms. Industrial and radio sourcetapes were used for the version. Rhythms were programmed on an AIM 65 computer clocked by a synthesizer. TELLUS #3

4) Carol Parkinson: Ramp. Multitrack acoustic piano, electric organs and autoharp. TELLUS #2

5) Bradley Eros: The Atom & Eve of Destruction TELLUS #1

6) Antonio Russolo: “Corale”, “Serenata”, 1924, Musica Futurista, organized by David Lombardi, Fonit Cetra. TELLUS #21 – Audio by Visual Artists

7) Paul Bowles: Music for a Farce 1. 1936, performed by Chicago Pro Musica. Courtesy of Reference Recordings, San Francisco, CA. TELLUS #23 – The Voices of Paul Bowles

8) Brenda Hutchinson: Wordplay. TELLUS #1

9) Arto Lindsay and Toni Nogueira: Buy One.  Recorded at PASS by Dana and mixed by Gerry. TELLUS #10 – All Guitars!

10) Minoy: Tango. TELLUS #20 – Media Myth

11) Maurice Methot: Overture From La Dolarosa. TELLUS #20 – Media Myth

12) Julius Eastman: Touch Him When. A piano four hands composition played by the composer and Steve Marrow. TELLUS #4

13) Christian Marclay: Groove. Turntables. March 1982. Recorded at Noise N.Y. TELLUS #8 USA/Germany

14) Merzbow: Gamma-Titan. TELLUS #13 – Power Electronics

15) Shelly Hirsch: #39. Voice and electronic processing: Shelly Hirsch. Sampling and keyboard: David Weinstein. Text by Angela Carter from Dr. Hoffman’s Infernal Machines of Desire. The work is reproduced by permission of Rogers, Coleridge and White, Ltd, © Angela Carter, 1972, published by Penguin Books. Engineered by Alex Noyes at Studio PASS and David Weinstein at Roulette. (8:13) TELLUS #25 – Site-less Sounds

16) Kiki Smith: Life Wants to Live. Excerpt from Life Wants to Live, a sound installation at the Kitchen in December 1983. TELLUS #2

17) Ron Kuivala: Ti Intends… (to enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent permitted by the law). The piece was an attempt to display and analyze the disembodied corporate imagination that devised the Military and Time/Weather vocabularies. TELLUS #2

18) Gregory Whitehead: Eva Can I Stab Bats In A Cave. A palindrome drone from the radio series Loose Tongues. TELLUS #7 – The Word I

19) Lydia Lunch and Lucy Hamilton: Lucy’s Lost Her Head Again. Extract from The Drowning of Lucy Hamilton(Widowspeak/Rough Trade). TELLUS #10 – All Guitars!

20) Sue Hanel: Dupe. TELLUS #10 –  All Guitars!

21) George Brecht: Comb Music (Comb Event). 1959-62. Performed by John Armleder August 23, 1988. Engineered by Brenda Hutchinson at Studio PASS, N.Y. TELLUS #21 – Audio by Visual Artists

22) Joe Jones: Flux Music Box TELLUS #24 – FluxTellus

23) Vernita Nemec: Private Places. An excerpt from an installation for The Second Coming, a show by Carnival Knowledge at Franklin Furnace. TELLUS #2

24) Blackhouse: One Nation Under God. TELLUS #13 – Power Electronics

25) If, Bwana: Umm… TELLUS #13 – Power Electronics

26) Patrick McGrath: Spike Rising. TELLUS #7 – The Word I

27) Mojo: The Fighters Distance. (Excerpt) TELLUS #13 – Power Electronics

28) David Rosenbloom: Flowers (excerpt from Departure). TELLUS #2

29) Paul Dresher: Pygmy Vocal Music. TELLUS #4

30) Paul Lansky: Not Just MoreIdle Chatter. TELLUS #22 – False Phonemes

31) Liquid Liquid: Groove to Go. (Recorded live at Irving Plaza Nov. 22 1985) TELLUS #12

32) Catherine Jauniaux & Ikue Mori: Smell. TELLUS TOOLS (2001)

33) Cardboard Air Band: Little Rabbit. TELLUS #2

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Artforum critic pick of Kiki Smith show: From Inside

My Artforum critic pick of the Kiki Smith show From Inside at Galerie Lelong & Co. in Paris has dropped here:

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book review of Succubations & Incubations: Selected Letters of Antonin Artaud (1945-1947)

My book review of Succubations & Incubations: Selected Letters of Antonin Artaud (1945-1947) ~ published by Infinity Land Press ~ has been published at Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art here:

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Rudolf Stingel, Untitled (Paula), 2012. © Rudolf Stingel. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Photo Tom Powel

My review of Ouverture : The Pinault Collection at La Bourse de Commerce Paris has been published at Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art here:

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Omaggio a Lucio Amelio at Pièce Unique : Massimo De Carlo (Paris)

Andy Warhol, Vesuvius, 1985, Serigraphie sur carton
Collection Teresa & Michele Bonuomo Milano

My May 2021 Artforum Paris gallery pick is Omaggio a Lucio Amelio at Pièce Unique : Massimo De Carlo here:

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Pleasure Helmet presents Minóy in Dubai

The Pleasure Helmet in Dubai nicely tapped the Punctum Books / Punctum Records Minóy noise music project for a stream ~ archived here ~

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