Esopus 17 (Fall 2011)

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Metagame (Culture Edition)

Designed by Local No. 12

Playing this game requires cultural literacy, strategic thinking, and social negotiation skills.


Artist’s Project: Alyson Shotz

By Alyson Shotz; with Priyamvada Natarajan and Satyan L. Devadoss

For “Triple Infinity,” Shotz takes three different approaches to the subject of infinity.


Analog Recovery 1: Bal d’Hiver

Photographs by Inge Morath

Images from a 1955 Paris charity ball; first in a series presented with the Magnum Foundation.


Artist’s Project: Thomas Lawson

By Thomas Lawson

“United Against Tyranny,” 2011


100 Frames: Tulpan (2008)

Film by Sergey Dvortsevoy; introduction by Jim Shepard

100 still images from the Moscow-based documentarian’s unforgettable feature debut


New Voices: “The Pepsi”

By Rick Stinson

Ninth in our series of fiction by never-before-published authors


Guarded Opinions 5

By Casey Costa and Robert Canedy; edited by Paul VanDeCarr

Two museum guards comment on the works they oversee at MASS MoCA.


Modern Artifacts 10: Rent to Own

Introduction by Michelle Elligott

Never-before-seen materials related to the Museum’s discontinued Art Lending Service



By Jessica Elsaesser

A suite of new work by an emerging Brooklyn-based poet


Artist’s Project: Adam Chodzko

By Adam Chodzko

A journey to one page


Angus Trumble’s 1877 In Retrospect

By Angus Trumble

One year. One page. (16th in a series)


Found Object: Optical Allusions

Recovered by Rich Remsberg

Rebus puzzles found in a bound volume of a Victorian-era children’s magazine



We asked readers to share their darkest, most disturbing phobias, and musicians turned them into songs


Esopus CD #17: Fear Itself

13 musicians, including Meursault, We Are Augustines, and Corey Dargel, created songs inspired by Esopus readers’ irrational fears.


Esopus readers participate in a playtest for Local No. 12’s Metagame (Culture Edition)


Esopus 17 Now On Newsstands

Esopus 17, our second-largest issue yet, includes artists' projects by Alyson Shotz, Thomas Lawson, and Adam Chodzo. It hits newsstands in November.

“Inge Morath: Bal d’hiver” at Esopus Space

An exhibition of recently discovered images by the renowned photographer Inge Morath, presented in conjunction with Esopus 17.

“Esopus 17: Fear Itself” CD Out November 1st

Esopus invited musical acts such as Meursault, Bishop Allen, and We Are Augustines to create songs inspired by subscribers’ irrational fears.