Staging Ground Interviews Deborah Simon

Ursus arctos horribilius polymer clay, faux fur, linen, embroidery floss, acrylic paint, glass, wire and foam 26”H x 22”D x 22”W, 2013 SG: What is it about animals that draws you to use them as your artistic subject? DS: I’ve been drawing animals since I was about four, and, except for a brief stint as… Read more »

Issue 2 Launch Party

We’re very pleased to announce the release of Staging Ground Issue 2. We’d like to invite you (and all of your friends) to our Launch Party. Poetry by Marcella Durand, E Tracy Grinnell, Lucy Ives, Paolo Javier, and Stephen Motika. Works in translation by Lucy McNair and Jen Zoble. Music by Rue. Drinks by Jeff…. Read more »

Staging Ground Interviews Joanna Sondheim

from Transfer ∞ if spoken open hands of those who are watching will pass on and therefore remains  and order actions left behind      enscripted or piety of mannered love    to be tied    graced upon bequeath addendum    SG: Many of your poems are ungrammatical in a traditional sense. How do you conceive… Read more »

Staging Ground interviews Nicholas Mah

SG: Materiality is one quality more often evident in old analog photography than in the hyperreal ephemerality of the digital print. Though digital, your photos have a rich material—almost mineral—quality to them. Could you explain the techniques you used to create these photos and their rich layered sense of material life? NM: An integral part… Read more »

Launch Launch Launch Launch!

Staging Ground launches its first issue into the world! Come join us to celebrate on Saturday, October 13th from 4 at Bar Reis in Park Slope. (Bar Reis is located at 375 5th Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets. The party will be downstairs, so don’t be shy.) There will be magazines for sale at a discounted price of… Read more »