We're excited to be publishing a contemporary version of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by artists Vanessa Hodgkinson and James Bridle, which you can download, print out, and make into a miniature book. Hodgkinson and Bridle's essays on the text and type accompany the book. Following our event at Printed Matter's 2014 New York Art Book Fair with BOMB Magazine, our October online issue features an interview with innovative New York filmmaker Jem Cohen, who navigates the vernacular of commercialism, and the intersections of narrative, documentary, music, activism and film.
Also in the issue are an interview with Nigerian multimedia artist Otobong Nkanga; another with conceptual poet Vanessa Place, whose latest venture VanessaPlaceInc. is 'a trans-national corporation whose sole mission is to design and manufacture objects to meet the poetic needs of the human heart, face, and form'; new poetry by the Danish poet Martin Glaz Serup; an excerpt from Forrest Gander's forthcoming novel, The Trace; a video from New York experimental opera group Object Collection; and Laurence A. Rickels's essay on undeath in the work of Ulrike Ottinger and Elfriede Jelinek.