In our afternoon reading: delving into book data with Emily St. John Mandel, an interview with Paul Beatty, Wyoming literature, and more.
In other Antony news, he’s collaborated with the avant-garde composer William Basinski to write songs for a new opera called “The Life and Death of Marina Abramović”, a biography of sorts of the Serbian-born performance artist. The piece is a collaboration between Abramović and director Robert Wilson, and it also stars Willem Dafoe. Antony will perform his songs when the opera debuts next July at the Lowry in Manchester, England, as part of the Manchester International Festival. (Via Pitchfork)
The artist wearing something that isn’t her poopy dress. L Magazine gives us the best and the worst of the artists “inspired” by Abramović at MoMA. (Warning, boobies) Tao Lin checked out the exhibit after stopping by a White Castle. (He didn’t eat anything) Catherine Lacey at HTMLGIANT