Tyler Akers: What is the function of using separate names Peter Lamborn Wilson and Hakim Bey?
Peter Lamborn Wilson: I call it ambulatory schizophrenia. You know, foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of etcetera etcetera. I just needed several identities, and those aren’t the only ones.
“…you can’t use violence because violence is completely monopolized by the state. We live in a police state, in communities that are occupied by armed forces…and we have welcomed them into our communities and it’s okay to have these guys going around with guns and guard dogs because we’ve accepted it. So. where’s the revolutiorion?”
Art and mediation:
“I think that every artwork is striving to break down mediation. That was the problem for me with traditional theater, and why I was interested in the avant-garde theater was the whole question of proscenium, the division between the audience and the performer. I’ve always said that the only solution is to get rid of the audience all together.”
“So after years of working on the radio and using lots of recorded music, I decided to take the step of eliminating it from my own house so that when I hear live music it really goes right to my heart and I pay full attention.”
In conversation with Peter Lamborn Wilson, The Brooklyn Rail, Octer 4, 2012