Inside Esopus 24 are interactive artists' projects by Hayden Dunham and Marco Maggi, which require readers' partipication to become fully realized. We speak to Ann Goldstein (perhaps best-known for her English translation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels) about what it was like to go from learning Italian at an evening class for adults to becoming one of the world's most acclaimed Italian-to-English translators, view 100 frames from the Sudanese documentary Beats of the Antonov, and go behind the scenes of the mid-1980’s drag scene at NYC's Pyramid Club with Clayton Patterson’s intimate portraits of performers including Lypsinka and John Sex. Esopus 24 will also take you on a virtual behind-the-scenes trip to NYC cultural institutions with installments of regular series Modern Artifacts (MoMA), Guarded Opinions (Brooklyn Museum), and the inaugural installment of Public Access in collaboration with the New York Public Library.
The issue closes with a CD of music created in the groundbreaking recording studio of Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation. The compilation includes tracks from an eclectic range of musicians including Senyawa, Otomo Yoshihide, Yonotan Gat, Klien, Tara Jane ONeil, and Jaiko and Benoit.
228 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound. Printed in Canada. Published May 2017.