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Anonymous Sessions – Chamber III: Interview with Maure Coise published 25/09/2018

Maure Coise

My writings grow out of researching metadata and access structures, analyzing user’s impressions, search and social media histories, and environment. Each copy of my books has embedded in it a smart sensor, applying my declarative frame system. I define surrogates as vessels that can be mounted.

Cergat Boş & Elytron Frass interview Maure Coise.

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Anonymous Sessions – Chamber II: Interview with The Syndicate published 18/09/2018

Interview with The Swarm

The Symposium came to us from an atmosphere of loss in, at the time, contemporary vibrant scene of the hybridization of theory. What was left was this helpless booklet. We looked at ourselves, a few speechless voices nourished by theories and fictions, and we dove into sentient silence, the overgrown intimation to zero. Zero is—in dB—the level of a perfectly mastered sound, and we found it, in our silence, though distorted by a restless redshift of the VU signal, a noise formula that infected all of our production, whereas we can no longer see differential qualities or differential individualities.

Elytron Frass and Cergat interview The Swarm.

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Anonymous Sessions – Chamber I: Interview with [x] published 04/09/2018

Interview with [x]

There’s a fragile line between being seen and being witnessed; the former is sold to us as sufficient, where we exist so long as we reduce ourselves to content. I want something terrible and intimate, I want to know that you’re afflicted, that you’re caught in this. When something touches us it’s terrifying. To soothe the discomfort of feeling in response to Other, even if it’s joy or wonder, we try to possess, as if ownership can mitigate that helplessness. To witness is to take that fear on the tongue, a little body to go with the blood.

Cergat Boş & Elytron Frass interview [x].

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Baggini: Melody Thinker published 19/08/2018

Music can take us to somewhere removed from the contingencies of each day. Through art, we’re reminded of another important dimension of life which can get lost. Humans are odd animals. We’re rooted in the present and we’re culturally and historically located, but through imagination and intellect we can grasp and appreciate things which aren’t specific to our times. It’s quite remarkable capacity really.

Hugh D. Reynolds interviews Julian Baggini.

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Scorpio Rising: Gothic Hybridity and the Occult – A Discussion Between Laura Joyce and James Pate published 17/07/2018

My favourite Noir writers also suggest a greater mystery out there, something that can’t be solved, that maybe can’t even be articulated. Everyday experiences, everyday things – doors, windows, lakes, hotel rooms, corridors, beaches – become invested with a kind of unnervingly unknowable quality. To a certain extent, I like Noir for the same reasons I like the Gothic. I’m much more interested in what I don’t know than what I do know.

A Discussion Between Laura Joyce and James Pate.

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Low cost, big aims: An interview with Dostoyevsky Wannabe published 10/07/2018

What we publish has to be very good, very bad in a good way, or very cool — and that stands as our criteria. I suppose it’s similar to the “publishing” in inverted commas thing. A way not only of not setting ourselves up as appointed gatekeepers but also of not offering wholly fabricated standards to writers that nobody could live up to because they don’t genuinely exist.

Fernando Sdrigotti interviews Richard Brammer.

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An Interview Without Gordon Lish published 09/07/2018

The conditional nature of a work of art voiced in Lish’s regret—what he meant to do—is known to anyone who creates: very rarely are we not beset with contingencies, interruptions, and limitations that prevent untrammeled expression of our original intent. If we’re very lucky, the ‘something else’ that happens instead is an improvement over what we imagined we would make.

By Carrie Cooperider.

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Raw, sexual, and feminist published 17/06/2018

Our society has so many deep toxic layers of sexism, homophobia, violence, transphobia, racism and deep deep rooted layers of sexual stigma and shame.  These are systematic and have deep rooted ties to our societies allegiance with capitalism and religion that over shadows love, compassion, interconnectedness, well being, community.  Much of the work that I do is digging in deep to these systematic layers through art, porn, film, performance, writing and education and unraveling this tangled web of toxicity so that we might all find our hearts once again and remember how to use them. 

Continuing the States of Anxiety series, Jana Astanov interviews Madison Young.

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James Miller in Conversation with Fernando Sdrigotti published 07/06/2018

Between the writing of  Sunshine State and UnAmerican Activities is a gap of about seven years — although some of the stories in the book were first written around the same time… but in this period there’s been a shift from dystopia as a future potential immanent within the present into the present itself becoming a sort of constantly shifting dystopian distortion — the terrible future, although always slightly postponed, is also sort of already here.

Fernando Sdrigotti interviews James Miller .

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History as the New Ideology of Patriotism In Russia: An interview with Alicia Ganieva published 06/06/2018

…the world I was depicting was a very male dominated world of very brutal tension between different branches of Islam, between relatives, and between different gangs on the street. Everything was so far away from what is supposed to be literature written by a woman. So I chose this male pseudonym and it happened to be a life changing decision because when my identity was revealed, of course there was a big outrage and uproar and maybe some sadness on some people’s parts because some of them, especially my countrymen, said that a girl from a good family didn’t have any right to depict the street colloquial language and dialogue of this male dominated world. And others were really sure that I was some bearded stranger, some savage from the Caucasus. Of course, a very colonial way of thinking about the inhabitants of these fringes of the country.

Olivia Capazzalo and Smith Freeman interview Alisa Ganieva.

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