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Jan 29, 2013, 05:25AM

Small Worlds

A 2008 Paris Transatlantic interview with noise artist Aaron Dilloway vs. a 2008 LA Times interview with novelist Jhumpa Lahiri.

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Aaron Dilloway: The Viennese Actionists, definitely.

Jhumpa Lahiri: They were the landmarks.

Dilloway: They'd stretch and warble and just get crummier and crummier the more you used it.

Lahiri: It did feed something in me, some need to escape, to imagine, to playact, to role-play, to get out of my mind and my body, and to be able to pretend to do something else.

Dilloway: It was in a box with a moldy magazine that happened to be ripped to a page for horse dewormer; everything about it was just so bizarre and gross.

Lahiri: Yes, I lived there, I slept there, I ate there, I watched TV there, I did my homework there, all of those things happened there.

Dilloway: Yeah, I wish I could have been there.

Lahiri: And I feel like the architecture itself, it absorbs you.

Dilloway: All across the board intense, from intensely stupid to intensely scary.

Lahiri: I don't know why.

Dilloway: I think it's always changing, but not too much.

Lahiri: It felt more rural than anything else.

Dilloway: At one point it was. That might have something to do with it.

Lahiri: Or maybe it was the other way around. It’s what's out there, it’s the world outside of your door.

Dilloway: I was getting really sick of touring.


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