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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.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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