Inspired by literary precedents such as automatic writing, by the resourcefulness of the “bricoleur” making do with what is at hand, and by the openness toward chance that all artistic production under severe constraints must necessarily incorporate, issue 44 of Cabinet features a special section for which a number of distinguished authors and artists produced projects from start to finish within twenty-four hours.
Enjoy the hasty efforts of the following harried contributors:
—Mary Walling Blackburn
—D. Graham Burnett
—Mariana Castillo Deball
—Leland de la Durantaye
—Lee Etheredge IV
—Mario Garcia Torres
Then relax leisurely into the night as:
—James Fergusson chronicles the life of Sir Jack Drummond, vitamin pioneer
—Wayne Koestenbaum speaks for a trio of storied ladies
—Molly Gottstauk inventories the history of self-organization
—Tom McCarthy sketches a literary genealogy of blue
—Mark Dorrian provides perspective on the aerial view
—David Morris recounts the “Schizo-Culture” slugfest of 1975
—Christopher Turner explores the birth of the focus group
—Aura Satz traces the physical forms of sound
—Jonathan Allen exposes the spread of Smurfification in Andalucia
—John Strausbaugh on Jean Shepherd’s hoax
—Cabinet and the Spanish village of Jubrique exchange heraldic pleasantries
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Cabinet is published by Immaterial Incorporated, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Cabinet receives generous support from the Lambent Foundation, the Orphiflamme Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Polis-Schutz Family Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Danielson Foundation, Art Matters, and the Katchadourian Foundation.