Lea Taragona’s sound piece from our reading of Inger Christensen’s Alphabet. Apt meditation on existence right now.
I wrote this piece a year ago, but worth sharing again as the swarm is growing, consolidating, driving a silent coup. Deepfakes 2020.
“Language itself takes the form of a fiction. Husks of ideologies, cultures and conflicts are refilled and re-swarmed, sagging under the weight of this recycling and splitting or fragmenting in a way that isn’t a disintegration, but rather a multiplication akin to the nature of the way cells refract and replicate life. Each new cell-form carries with it identities amalgamated from previous swarms, previous seasons of being, full of the enduring tenets of the human experience. Lost languages are often decried rather than graciously embraced within eternal reincarnation and endurance like the spirits of Shona, or like the spirit as sensed through the accepting soul of a Buddhist monk, or examined in relation to the Heideggerian scope of time.”
Courtney fell in love at Disneyland. Fifty years later she returns to the site of this life changing encounter to take shelter from the disorder brought on by an increasingly unforgiving climate. My new short story entitled ‘The Forsaken’ appears in the latest issue of Archivio Magazine. On sale now.
Pleased to be invited back to the two week residency at Lemon Tree House in Tuscany. Held in an ancient hamlet (formerly a castle), the residency is structured around a series of craft talks held most evenings. As artist in residence, My talks offer thoughts about working across disciplines and my current work exploring recent evolutions in language and image.Read More
New words in issue 2 of Archivio magazine. I haven’t published much for a while as I was finishing a novel, but here’s a new piece. Another collab with Brad Feuerhelm who gave forth some searing vernacular photos taken on a tour during the gulf war. My story is entitled ‘Black Hands’ written through the voice of a gulf war vet, who, many years later reckons painfully with his resignation at the limitations of mankind and the eternal enterprise of ritual, sacrifice and scapegoat. Out now with Archivio MagazineRead More