mediating microtubules netting and nesting
through boundaries permeable or/and with a gloss of seal
with folds and gullies
muted quiet shouting rages
irritating and porous
insecure uninsulated exposing
falsely secure muttering safewords
holding space for the fragile and vulnerable
us all embraced within
bounding palpating palpitating edges
clinging together in a forest clearing.
Prologue: Pope Francis and Zhang Taiyan 章太炎
On 16 June 2015, Pope Francis published Laudato Si’ (Be Praised), an encyclical letter on climate change tellingly subtitled “On Care for Our Common Home.” The encyclical links the destruction of the environment with the exploitation of the poor, and it unambiguously roots both in capitalism’s pernicious gluttony . In the Pope’s analysis, …
We built a sculpture to physically and visually discuss boundary and immunity. As a conscious act of investigation for two days we instigated a physical boundary. The sculpture was built on a stairway, it is a complex place, it is our main route through the building.
We covered the stair in a fine white talcum powder. At first it was …
The Great Wall of China is not the barrier to barbarians it is sometimes thought to be. These days, it does not seem to bound anything , in and of itself. Did it ever? The wall is not an iron curtain of the impenetrable sort, heavily policed (though its flows have been managed, at times and in places). …