#41 Autumn 2014
Spike 10th Anniversary Issue. And it's about Time.
Polish artist Piotr Uklanski talks to Vienna Actionist Hermann Nitsch about painting, death, and sex. Choreographers Meg Stuart and Adam Linder meet for an interview about the future of dance. There are profiles of Laura Owens, rediscovered punk writer Kathy Acker, and the filmmaker Romain Gavras. Timo Feldhaus writes an essay about the desire for proximity in contemporary performance art; Jussi Parikka sees media archaeology as an alternative to current accelerationist thinking; plus reviews of exhibitions in Vienna, Berlin, Kassel, New York, and elsewhere.
Known as much for her clever plunder of painting’s conventions as for her bumptious mix of high and low cultural references, Los-Angeles painter Laura Owens has by now long outpaced the early trivializations of her work as light-hearted California-girl pictures. In her recent work, Owens gives painting’s gestures her most serious overhaul to date.