THE BLIND MAN1
1. The Blind Man follows with a series of questions posed by an interviewer whose identity is concealed from the player. The Blind Man was an ephemeral publication founded in New York in 1917 by Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Webb, and Henri-Pierre Roché. The magazine invited contributors to publish whatever they wanted, proclaiming on the front cover of the inaugural issue, “The second issue of The Blind Man will appear as soon as YOU have sent sufficient material for it”.
2. Evelyn Fishburn is Professor Emeritus of Latin American Literary Studies at London Metropolitan University and holds an honorary senior research position at University College London. She has worked extensively on the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges.
3. Juan Lucas Aisemberg is a viola player with the Deutsche Opera Berlin and various chamber music ensembles. He is also dedicated to tango, jazz and other forms of popular music as a performer and as the founder of several groups.
4. Griselda Pollock is Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Leeds, England. Her main research interests are gender, race and class in the formations of modernism in late nineteenth-century Europe and America; the history of women in the visual arts, with a current project focusing on femininity, representation and modernity 1928-1968; and contemporary visual arts by women.
5. Robrecht Vanderbeeken is a philosopher currently doing post-doctoral research at University College Ghent on performance, ﬁne art and the cultural-philosophical implications of technological evolutions. He has published widely on subjects ranging from metaphysics to aesthetics, and is a visiting lecturer at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Sint-Lucas Art Academy, Ghent University, Transmedia, and Brunel University London.
6. Dutch artist Falke Pisano is a long-time collaborator of Benoît Maire. Her work, based on immersive research, fluctuates between concrete and abstract, object-based and performative, often centered on a deconstruction of linguistic structures.
7. Laure Prouvost is an artist born in France, now living and working in London, who creates multi-media environments that often invoke loose narratives centred around a single event. Her work has been shown at Tate Britain, ICA (London), Serpentine Gallery, and the Sculpture Centre (New York). She is the recipient of the 2011 Max Mara Art Prize for Women.
8. David Lamelas is an artist born in Argentina. He lives in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, and London.
9. Penelope Curtis is a British art historian, writer, and curator. The author of Sculpture 1900-1945: After Rodin (OUP, 1999) and Patio and Pavilion: The Place of Sculpture in Modern Architecture (Ridinghouse, 2007), she became Director of Tate Britain in 2010.
10. Julian Assange is known as the editor-in-chief and founder of WikiLeaks. Since November 2010, Assange has been subject to a European arrest warrant in response to a request by the Swedish police. In June 2012, he was granted diplomatic asylum by the Ecuadorean government and has been living inside the Embassy of Ecuador in London ever since.
11. Will McLean is the son of Bruce McLean and a practicing architect. For over a decade, he has organised public lectures on the technological development of architecture. He lectures at Westminster University.
12. Nick Collett is a British director and writer who specialises in comedy.
13. The sculptures and images by London-based artist Helen Marten proliferate with models and motifs which define the physical and linguistic limits of everyday life. Her work is invested with a strong sense of materiality, and recent exhibitions include the 55th Venice Biennale, Sadie Coles HQ and Museum Fridericianum.