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Notting Hill Editions – Essay Prize Pt II

So not only am I on the longlist (see below) but I am one of six finalists. Which is very, very thrilling. And this is what they have to say about my essay "The Rainmaker's Flood":

The Rainmaker’s FloodJennifer Kabat
A fascinating account of human attempts to manipulate weather. Kabat explores the botched history of weather-making, from Kepler’s theories to the use of acid rain by the US military as a weapon of war in Vietnam. A compelling scientific investigation into dust, snow, ice, weather and war.

‘ “What’s worse,” one State Department official said that July, “dropping bombs or rain?”. The answer, I know, might be obvious, but when that rain included lead, and lead led to lead poisoning and potentially poisoned everything that water fed: rice, fish, plants, people….’

You can read more here on their site... The winner is announced October 3rd and all the finalists are published together in Notting Hill Editions' stylish cloth-bound hardbacks...


Notting Hill Editions – Essay Prize

THE LONGLIST FOR the biennial William Hazlitt Essay Prize was just announced... and I am on it. The prize is £20,000 given for a single essay. The long list is long, but also on it are such luminaries as Ben Lerner, Charlotte Higgins, Tim Parks and Hal Foster. I am on the list for my essay "The Rainmakers' Flood," about the nature of ice and snow, Johannes Kepler, war, water and weather modification – also the brothers Vonnegut Kurt and Bernard and how all of these things wind up causing a flood here in the Western Catskills in 1950 thanks to New York City. The essay is one chapter of the book I'm working on Growing Up Modern.

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Abject Academics – AKA Adjunct Commuter Weekly

ADJUNCTS HAVE LATELY much been in the news (the NY Times here). Or the New Yorker, or here on how we're exploited and here and here. The include clarion calls for raises, etc, etc. Well while we've been in the news, we now have our own newspaper, The Adjunct Commuter Weekly. That last bit of the title should be in quotes. We'll see how Weekly it ends up being as it's put together by adjuncts... But for now it's in a show at the ICA in Boston and was organized by painter and writer and adjunct supreme, Dushko Petrovich, one of the founders of art magazine Paper Monument. It's been covered in ArtNews not once but twice and in Blouin's Art Info. For it I wrote about Grand Central Station:

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Near & Far – Leaving the Art World for Frieze

IN DECEMBER I went to the Walmart Museum. In October to Thomas Cole's home. Cole was the founder of the Hudson River School, and Walmart, well you know what they do. But the founder's daughter Alice Walton also has a museum in a rural-ish area. Living in the sticks, I'm interested in how art plays outside the centers of the art world. Living in the stomping grounds of the Hudson River School I'm curious about the legacy of that landscape tradition. This is a shorter version of a chapter in the book I'm working on, Growing Up Modern.

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The Geometry of a Hole 55th October Salon, Belgrade

Belgrade Serbia – it's a city that's been torn apart by history several times in the last 100 years. It's also host to the annual October Salon, which this year, it's 55th, included artists like Simon Denny and Liam Gillick as well as others from Belgrade making work that referenced history, the past and its ever-present present. Curated by Nicholaus Schafhausen and Vanessa Joan Müller, the exhibition was called "Disappearing Things." For the catalogue, I wrote "The Geometry of a Hole" about pataphysics, ghosts, technology, holes, Snapchat and history and how history tore holes – some literal others less so – in the work in the show as well as the exhibition space itself.

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