Esopus 3 (Fall 2004)

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Artist’s Project: Mark Keffer

By Mark Keffer

Form and function merge in this series of altered maps.



By Andrea Dezsó

A child’s memories of her grandmother are refracted through the prism of a rich imagination.


Known By Sight

By Marvin Lazarus

Striking portraits—in words and images—of prominent artists by a nearly forgotten figure


Homemade: An Interview With The Wrens

Interview with Charles Bissell and Greg Whelan

Members of the band discusses the process of creating their album The Meadowlands.


Alex Shear’s Object Lesson #3

By Alex Shear

A 17" x 22" removable poster wryly commemorates the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear accident.


Tricks of the Trade

Recovered by Michael Rohatyn

This 1957 entertainer’s gag book was recovered from a Santa Monica yard sale.


Artist’s Project: Jenny Holzer

By Jenny Holzer

These recently declassified ”Memoranda,” selected by the artist, must see the light of day.


The Sissy Letters (#2)

By Stephen Adly Guirgis

Second in a continuing series of monologues written for Esopus


100 Frames: Breakaway (1966)

Film by Bruce Conner; poem by Doug Aitken

An ethereal sequence from what could be considered the first music video


Means Without End

By Sloane Crosley, Graham Leggat, Baldev Kaur, and John Melick

We asked four publicists to devise PR strategies for Esopus—but not to institute them.


Angus Trumble’s 1849 In Retrospect

By Angus Trumble

One year. One page. (Third in a series)


Esopus CD #3: Product Displacement

Sonic Boom, The Baptist Generals, El May, and 8 others embed advertising jingles and slogans in brand-new songs.


Esopus 3 table of contents, opposite Mark Keffer’s artist’s project