Friday, May 6, 2011

David Wojnarowicz biographer Cynthia Carr has been one of our most faithful researchers, poring over David's incredibly rich collection while working on her book (coming out Spring 2012!). Today, as she wraps up her research, she dropped by to look at David's Magic Box.

David's never-completed film-in-progress A Fire In My Belly has been much in the news over the last few months, and while parts of his Papers such as the journals are among our most heavily requested items at Fales, there are still many parts of his collection and work that remain relatively under-accessed and under-known. Carr says that the friends of David she interviewed were largely unaware of the box and its contents; but for those familiar with his visual alphabet, the toys, skulls, animals, stones, feathers, and religious icons form a certain kind of logic.

To see all of the objects in the Magic Box, just check out Series XIII Subseries B of the finding aid.