A Conversation with Herzog and de Meuron on Memory, Textures & Smells

I sat down with Pierre de Meuron and Jacques Herzog (of Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron) just before the dismantling of the Serpentine Gallery’s 2012 Pavilion in Hyde Park, London.  The 2012 Serpentine Pavilion was designed by Herzog, de Meuron and Chinese artist,…

On Rape and Neocolonialism

[Published in Counterpunch, 1 January, 2013] “Today I believe in the possibility of love; that is why I endeavor to trace its imperfections, its perversions.” ― Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks In the United Kingdom 400,000 women are sexually assaulted and 80,000 are raped…

Interview with Gael García Bernal

[Published in The Huffington Post, 5 September, 2012] At the Locarno film festival in August, I had the chance to catch up with and interview Mexican actor Gael García Bernal regarding his starring role in Pablo Larraín’s latest film, No (2012).  Based on true life…