ESOPUS #22 | Spring 2015
Editor: Tod Lippy
Publisher: The Esopus Foundation, LTD. (2015)
A themed issue exploring the intersections between medicine and creativity, Esopus 22 features artist's projects by Nina Katchadourian, Teresa Matas, Melissa Meyer, Fred Tomaselli, William Villalongo and Martin Wilner. Other contents include a selection of materials from the archives of William Carlos Williams; 100 frames from Frederick Wiseman's classic 1970 documentary Hospital, with an introduction by Wiseman; a new installment of the regular series Modern Artifacts, featuring material from the MoMA archives on a 1943 exhibition of artworks by disabled and convalescent war veterans who had participated in the museum's Arts in Therapy program; images by medical illustrators representing Esopus readers' descriptions of recent ailments; and much more. The issue closes with a CD of new songs―each inspired by a bodily organ―contributed by a range of alternative musicians and contemporary composers.