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Photo c/o Dunes July 24, 2022
Miles Huston

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Premature Burial, Siouxsie and the Banshees
  2. Baby Doll, Teenage and the Jerks
  3. Leave My House, Chickita
  4. Drop the Bomb, Harry Pussy
  5. I’m Shy, Numbers
  6. Warm Leatherette, Suzi Quatro
  7. Kaltes Klares Wasser, Chicks on Speed
  8. Taste, Magik Markers
  9. Karen Hates the Forest, Hype Williams
  10. Another Man (Short Version), Barbara Mason 
  11. Golosa, Coqueta
  12. Keep It, ESG
  13. Private Life, Grace Jones
  14. Hamburger Lady, Throbbing Gristle
  15. How to Wire Wrap a Stone, Odwalla88
  16. Pot au Feu, Delia Derbyshire
  17. Rakata, Arca
  18. Sorry Bro (Lil Mariko remix), Dorian Electra
  19. Ice Breaker, Cowgirl Clue
  20. Smack Jack, Nina Hagen
  21. Green Eyes, Suburban Lawns
  22. Beyond and Back, X
  23. Army Dreamers, Kate Bush
  24. Willow’s Song, Paul Giovanni
  25. The Squirrel Is a Funny Thing, Dorothy Carter
  26. Bad Girl, Shirley Collins & Davey Graham
  27. Saving Myself for Jesus, Birdcloud
  28. Children of Darkness, Mimi & Richard Farina
  29. Deep River, Marian Anderson
  30. Coma Baby, Nicole Dollanger
  31. Agent Orange, Tori Amos
  32. Today, Jefferson Airplane
  33. Komodo, Ok Lou & Sega Bodega
  34. Live to Tell, Madonna
  35. Everything Is Spoilt by Use, Ice Choir with Caroline Polachek
  36. Giving You the Best that I Got, Anita Baker
  37. I Can’t Make You Love Me, Bonnie Rait
  38. Song to the Siren, This Mortal Coil mashup with I Need You Tonight, ZZ Top
  39. Trees and Flowers, Strawberry Switchblade

Miles Huston (b. 1981, Cambridge, MA) is a Jersey City–based artist, designer, and curator. He holds an MFA from Yale University. He has had solo and group shows most recently at Dunes, Portland ME; Reyes Projects, Detroit; Gordon Robichaux, New York (two-person with Jenni Crain); Princess, New York; Adler Beatty, New York; Cave, Detroit; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; and Room East, New York. Recent curatorial projects include “This Must Be the Place” at 55 Walker, New York (co-curated with Jenni Crain); "Black Cherokee" at Room East, New York; "Walk Artisanal" in Los Angeles; and "Clorox Envy" in Brooklyn, NY. Huston cofounded the artist-run space KNOWMOREGAMES and is a member of the Gryorgy Kepes Panel Committee in Wellesley, MA

July 10, 2022
Dave King


Dave King is a former painter who studied with Jim Dine and Robert Breer, among others. Of his debut novel, the New York Times Book Review wrote, “The Ha-Ha is full of emotional truth and establishes King as a writer of consequence.” The Ha-Ha was a national bestseller and was named one of the best books of 2005 by the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and, and a film version is in development with Tod Williams slated to direct. In addition, The Ha-Ha earned the 2006-07 John Guare Writers Fund Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Dave’s poems, stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, The Village Voice and Conjunctions and in the Italian literary journal Nuovi Argomenti, among other venues; the story “The Stamp Collector,” which appeared first in Fence, was included in the 2018 edition of The O. Henry Prize Stories. He teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and has served on juries for the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Lexi Rudnitzky Prize, the Ferro-Grumley Prize and other awards. A new novel, The Beast and Beauty, is in the bag, as is a memoir, Bad Dog. Dave’s current project is a pair of novellas tentatively titled Childhood / Maturity. He lives in Brooklyn and Columbia County, NY with his husband, the painter Franklin Tartaglione.

June 12, 2022
Hoa Nguyen

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Goldfinger, Shirley Bassey, 1964
  2. Street Songs Vietnam, anonymous youtube clip
  3. Hotel California - Solo Dan Bau,  Duy Thịnh
  4. Ghost Tape #10, U. S. Army 6th Psychological Operations Battalion, 1970
  5. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine, Lou Rawls, 1976
  6. 96 Tears, ? and the Mysterians, 1966
  7. Sacred Love, Bad Brains, 1986
  8. Happiness is a Warm Gun, The Breeders, 1990
  9. 8 Miles High, Hüsker Dü, 1984
  10. Waiting Room, Fugazi, 1988
  11. Live and Let Die, Daniel Johnston
  12. Dress, PJ Harvey, 1992
  13. Broken Face, Pixies, 1988
  14. 99 1/2, Dorothy Love Coates, 1956
  15. Party at Ground Zero, Fishbone, 1985
  16. Gigantic, Pixies, 1988
  17. A Pair of Brown Eyes, The Pogues, 1985

Born in the Mekong Delta, Hoa Nguyen was raised and educated in the United States and has lived in Canada since 2011. Hoa has had the privilege to work and teach all over the United States and Canada, and share her unique perspective through her poetry. She is the author of several books including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots which received a 2017 Griffin Prize nomination. Her fifth book of poems, A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure was named a finalist for a Kingsley Tufts Award, National Book Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award and has garnered additional support from The Poetry Foundation, Library Journal, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her writing has been promoted by such outlets as Granta, PEN American Center, CBC Books, Boston Review, The Best Canadian Poetry series, Poetry, The Walrus, and Pleiades. In 2019, she was nominated for a Neustadt International Prize for Literature, a prestigious international literary award often compared with the Nobel Prize in Literature.

A well-regarded and popular teacher of creative writing, she has more than twenty years’ experience teaching across genres in intimate workshops and large lectures in community, undergraduate, and graduate settings. She serves 2022 - 2023 distinguished Visiting Practioner at Ryerson University and has performed, lectured, and taught in colleges, universities, and literary organizations including Princeton University, the Chautauqua Institute, Brown University, St. Mary’s College of California, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has nine years of experience teaching undergraduate courses in fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry to a diverse student population at the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and Ryerson University. At the graduate level, she has taught as associated faculty for the low-residency MFA programs at Miami University and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College MFA Program where she was named Co-Chair of Writing in 2020.

May 15, 2022
Shaun Krupa

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Sax & Violins, Talking Heads
  2. Good Times, Bad Times; Led Zeppelin
  3. One Minute Warning, Passengers
  4. A Small Plot of Land, David Bowie
  5. The Sun and the Rainfall, Depeche Mode
  6. The Sound of Waves, Mick Karn feat. Colin Fairley
  7. Phenomena OST, Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor Valley
  8. Birthday - Justin Robertson 12” Mix, The Sugarcubes
  9. Substitute, The Who
  10. Lost in Space, Neil Young
  11. The Tracks of My Tears, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  12. Relation Between Bisons, Bananas & Rods - The Previous Night, YAS-KAZ
  13. Kachakucha nee, Ryuichi Sakamoto
  14. Who Does She Hope to Be?, Sonny Sharrock
  15. Soil Festivities: Movement 1, Vangelis

Shaun Krupa’s work describes the path of one form swimming through another. He presses his living body into geometric forms made of slumping mud. He sleepwalks while pulling apart an electric box fan. He organizes space as a series of trials, like the forts and haunted houses built by children. Nostalgic passage through this space resembles that of religious ceremony, burial architecture, creation myth. During performance, Krupa dissolves and disappears. Eschewing personhood in solidarity with his medium. His sculptures have the ghost-marks of familiar creatures, clawing their way along. Krupa’s personal monuments break down the machine into body parts, exposing the heart, which proceeds.
Shaun Krupa (b. South Salem, NY 1979) is a painter, sculptor and performance artist living and working in New York City.