Archive for September, 2009


mona hatoum.


just became more intrigued by her work. i think that the image shown above is maybe one of the best set designs that i have come across as of late. of course. she is not a set designer. but i am able to create an amazing play to go with some of these images. she recently had a solo exhibit, interior landscape, in venice – to coincide with the biennale. there is a pretty great interview on the bbc… she says…


I’m working on a very, very much more general kind of level where I’m trying to make people question what they’re looking at, walk away with more questions than answers, complicate things so that it becomes a kind of one, challenging one’s assumptions about the world, you know…



kristine moran.

kristine moran.

And also: I sit on the grass, too, in the shade, but an anxiousness invades my mind as if a thorn is pricking me. And also: Yet I desire nothing, and till now I have had no reason for complaint. And at this point, after sighing deeply, Florita Almada would say that several conclusions could be drawn:

eleanor avery.

eleanor avery

(1) that the thoughts that seize a shepherd can easily gallop away with him because it’s human nature;
(2) that facing boredom head-on was an act of bravery and Benito Juarez had done it too and both had seen terrible things in the face of boredom, things she would rather not recall;
(3) that the poem, now she remembered, was about an Asian shepherd. not a Mexican shepherd, but it made no difference, since shepherds are the same everywhere;
(4) that if it was true that all effort led to a vast abyss, she had two recommendations to begin with, first, not to cheat people, and, second, to treat them properly. Beyond that there was room for discussion.

-roberto bolaño