Departure

“What’s this soup made of?”“No way of knowing … The cook probably doesn’t even know.”The waitress had just finished filling two bowls with a yellowish liquid: small pieces of… More

Fabrications

Henry James said that “the terrible whole of art is free selection.” And that’s one of the thrilling things about your work, for me, just seeing where you find… More

Narcis Comadira: On Evolution/Revolution

Into something rich and strange—William ShakespeareTriumph of LifeSpeak, life, whence do you surge?What powerful urgecan wake your brief corein the most imperceptiblehard residue of stone?From the mineral dust thatstirs,… More

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