A.R.T. Press primarily publishes books based on artist to artist conversations. The conversation format permits a thorough and at the same time informal investigation of the artists’ practice and the larger social issues that inform it. By virtue of their clarity, personal focus, affordability, and innovative method of distribution, these books make possible the presentation of contemporary artists and their work to a wide readership.
In this frank and provocative conversation, Thom Andersen and William E. Jones explore an expansive number of topics in relation to their respective film and art practices, among them: the advent of HD technology, experimental filmmakers and their strategies, Los Angeles, “militant nostalgia,” Jesus as revolutionary, the limitations of the art world, art criticism, gay culture, William Morris, and “the Reagans at church.”