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Charles Bernstein: Portraits, Series 3


Ann's Goodbye, December 4, 2006

Ann Lauterbach
Ann had come to town to pack up her loft on Duane Street.
She had lost her lease.
I talked to her at the Clocktower studios of WPS1.
(mp4, 39 seconds, 7.7 mb)


Karen and the 290 (West), January 28, 2007

Karen Mac Cormack
Karen moved to Buffalo last year and I wanted to know how she found the driving. Personally, I loved being able to park just about anywhere in Buffalo, a far cry from the parking conditions in my New York neighborhood. Some afternoons I would drive around town and park in front of stores, just for the pleasure of getting a space so easily. But then, where I worked, at the university, there you could never far a space close to the office.
(mp4, 39 seconds, 7.8 mb)


McCaffery Up Close, January 28, 2007

Steve McCaffery
It was Steve's 60th birthday and he had come to New York with Karen to celebrate.
(mp4, 52 seconds, 10.1 mb)


Mei-mei's Mesa, December 3, 2006

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
I met Mei-mei about 30 years ago and we have been talking ever since.
(mp4, 38 seconds, 7.5 mb)


Nick@CCNY, December 11, 2006

Nick Piombino
Nick and I met at Artie's to discuss the book version of his Fait Accompli blog. I had the pastrami on rye with Russian. We were sitting in the glass-enclosed porch when I saw my mother walk by, which was curious because I had just been talking about her. She came in to say hello to Nick.
(mp4, 43 seconds, 6.9 mb)


Richard: Living Latin, Dying English, December 4, 2006

Richard Tuttle
I talked to Richard right after taping our Close Listening show at WPS1 at the Clocktower studios.
(mp4, 49 seconds, 7.8 mb)


Video Portraits Home Page

  • Portraits series 1 : Régis Bonvicino, George Lakoff, Heny Hills, Mimi Gross, Loss Pequeño Glazier, Caroline Bergvall
  • Portraits series 2 : Pierre Joris, Wystan Curnow, Levhi Lehto, Robert Grenier, James Sherry, Johanna Drucker
  • Portraits series 3 : Ann Lauterbach, Karen Mac Cormack, Steve McCaffery, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Nick Piombino, Richard Tuttle
  • Portraits series 4 : Rod Smith, Nicole Brossard, Douglas Messerli, Peter Middleton, Norman Fischer, Tina Darragh
  • Portraits series 5 : Myung Mi Kim, Charles Alexander, Alan Davies, P. Inman, Phong Bui, Bob Perelman
  • Portraits series 6 :Kenneth Goldsmith, John Yau, Peter Gizzi,  Dubravka Djuric,  Elizabeth Willis, Tan Lin
  • Portraits series 7 : John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Emma Bee Bernstein, Susan Howe, Sigmund Laufer
  • Portraits series 8: Maggie O'Sullivan, Christian Bök, Darren Wershler, Tonya Foster, Marty Ehrlich & Erica Hunt, Lev Rubinstein
  • Portraits series 9: David Antin, Ted Greenwald, Jerome Rothenberg, Diane Rothenberg, Ron Silliman, Joel Kuszai
  • Portraits series 10: Peter Gizzi, Elizabeth Willis, John Tranter, Bruce Andrews, Cecilia Vicuña, Tom Raworth
  • Portraits page 11: Ben Yarmolinsky, Hank Lazer, Marjorie Perloff, Alan Loney, Claude Royet-Journoud, Li Zhimin
  • Portraits page 12: Arkadii Dragomoschenko, Susan Howe, Ernie Gehr

Thanks for Steve McLaughlin for technical and design assistance. These video recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the artist. ©2006-2012 Charles Bernstein. Used with permission of Charles Bernstein. Distributed by PennSound.