BOMB Magazine interview


An interview with Kent Szlauderbach is published on BOMB. The interview is sometimes fraught, and we approached it in the spirit of collaboration and friendship.

KS
The risk, I thought, might have to do with humor. OK. is easy to laugh at. The software box wryly advertises a cheatsheet inside. Is delight a built-in defense against the implication that I need my whiteness simulated for me? Does your good humor buttress my hold on the center?

RK
The program was in fact designed for me, but I shouldn’t be struck that I’m answering questions about what my work does for you, a white. The work is named OK. for the resignation that our meanings are this easily co-opted, and claims on them this readily made. It’s not OK, and there’s no good humor in it.

07.18.2018