The Camper Lifelovers ABC as seen by Barry Gifford
By Álvaro Matías, La Fábrica Director.
The paths of Barry Gifford and La Fábrica crossed ten years ago. Carlos Bardem was the Editor-in-Chief of an extraordinary magazine we published back then called “Cuadrilátero”. It was a crazy publication that set out to explore boxing from different cultural viewpoints. We knew Gifford because his work had formed the basis of magnificent film scripts like Wild at Heart by David Lynch, winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also wrote the script Lost Highway with David Lynch, and Álex de la Iglesia took his novel Perdita Durango to the big screen.
Since then we have continued to maintain a good relationship with Barry. We published his book of poems, The Four Queens, which is loaded with realism and madness. These are just some of the reasons why we wanted Barry to take part in this special project, the ABC Lifelovers #3.
If you still haven’t had the chance to enjoy Gifford’s writing we’re sure it won’t be long until you’re hooked to “The Invention of Rock n’ Roll” an exclusive story offered as part of this edition of the ABC Lifelovers. Barry welcomed Camper with open arms in his studio on the top floor of a friend’s furniture factory in Berkeley, California. Surrounded by carpenter’s tools and a pool table, he opened up about his life and his work. Now we can share it all with you.