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Paul Elliman

PAUL ELLIMAN is an artist based in London.

On Dial-A-Poem

On YouTube you can watch clips of John Giorno talking his work. There’s a longer one made by Rirkrit Tiravanija and filmed in JG’s studio where he’s talking hands-free and bouncing lightly on his soles—“everyone gets lighter in the end”—and his hands twitch out in a language of their own or join his to convey unvoiced details in the poem, pointing like he might do in friendly conversation, or gesturing an image.


The Brooklyn Rail

APRIL 2023

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