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Four poems from The Redesignation of Paradise

2019-01-25T03:04:39+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Etel Adnan, Untitled, ca. 1970 Keep looking until you forget what you know about cows, in other words, unhook meaning from definition like unhooking a bodice. You rub your breasts in relief and it’s taken as a sign — let’s play! — and we get down on the floor to write a poem together: a [...]

Wild little things

2019-01-24T03:04:59+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Anonymous, Untitled (Kali), collection of Léonie Guyer. Photo: Lezlie Vincent. Wild little thingsThat shineObstinately — Franck André Jamme, “Tantra Song“ Life changes in a moment, as in the apprehension of love. One day in the ’80s in the library of the San Francisco Art Institute, a book fell into my hands. Ever since then I’ve [...]

de(composition): a workshop with Keith Hennessy

2019-01-23T03:04:51+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Circo Zero’s Winter Circle X. Photo: KaliMa Amilak Collective experiences and shared training in the makings, unmakings, and mysteries of live art, performance, choreography… When: Tuesdays: March 5, 12, 19, 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Where: SFMOMA’s Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box Theater, 151 3rd Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103; please [...]

A Poem for Etel

2019-01-18T03:05:03+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Etel Adnan on Mount Tamalpais, California. Courtesy of the artist. a mountain claims space of sky in a heart, surrounds in stone and tree this heart’s abode, bides all days, tends to a body is home. Of and beyond    (it is) from and within. Towards               (thought) without which    (none). [...]

Mastering Effects: Podcasts and the Authoritarian Voice

2019-01-17T03:04:53+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Roy Lichtenstein, Portable Radio, 1962 When I was in middle school, whatever hours I hadn’t reserved for studying or friends were usually spent at home, often lying supine in my bed, next to which I kept a radio tuned to KCRW, one of Southern California’s NPR affiliates. The station broadcast from the wealthy, mostly white [...]

The Mole and the Hyena

2019-01-15T03:04:57+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

…the blue infinite straight line which must pass under what is below and over what is above… — Jacques Lacan, Seminar XII I am twenty-six years old and uninsured. A genetic condition has left me with severely bowed legs and pronated arches; my ankles, knees, hips, and lower back radiate pain. While staying with a [...]

A Ballad for Etel (Excerpts)

2019-01-11T03:04:44+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2018 These are from a longer work in progress, a kind of essay-in-fragments linked more by poetic association than conventional argument, like how in Etel’s paintings shape and color neither fuse into realist depiction nor collide in contrapuntal abstraction — but as in most of her poetry and prose — resonate, as [...]

Homeland security: facial recognition in machines and crows

2019-01-10T03:04:58+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Last October, I found myself at the Atlanta airport on the way out of the country for a conference. A Delta employee at the gate announced with surprising nonchalance that today they would be using facial recognition for the boarding process; she motioned toward an eye-level, oddly rounded screen atop of a gray plastic base. [...]

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