A collection of texts and interviews of artists, musicians and art critics based on the relationship between art, "rock" music and culture in the largest sense of the word.
(American prayers) assembles texts and interviews of artists, musicians and art critics based on the relationship of art, "rock
and culture in the largest sense of the word, as a follow up to Dan Graham
's essays on the subject (Rock My religion
, also published by Les presses du réel) which are echoed in the title of this book.
Contributions by Marie-Pierre Bonniol, Hunter Drohojowska, Kim Gordon
, Mike Kelley
, Jutta Koether
, Christian Marclay
, John Miller
, Bob Nickas
, and Andrew Wilson discuss various aspects of the relationship between avant-garde, shows, industrial culture, politics, and using pop as a base, experimental or mainstream pop music - a form that today is at the crossroads of all phenomena of contemporary culture whether social, economic or aesthetic.