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Transmutations

bpNicol Preservation of 1984 First Screening: Computer Poems THIS POEM SAT DOWN TO WRITE YOU http://www.vispo.com/bp/index.htm And so for day 303604.04.2015

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Mirrors, Weapons, and the Search for Authentic Connected Self

Saeed Jones How We Fight for Our Lives An arc of narrative thematizing mirrors & weapons: But now, pressing myself into the bed’s many pillows, I felt my body and realized that my body could be a passport or a … Continue reading

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sometimes a mirror: the fog of breath

About the Cameron Jamie show at the Gladstone in Brussels Jamie is presenting what the enterprise is terming a “rogues’ gallery of ceramic masks.” Some are faced away from the viewer, a signature move that the artist seems to use … Continue reading

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Reflecting

Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero Hart House Centennial Commission waabidiziiyan doopwining (to see yourself at the table) The reflective surface is the size of the tables in the Great Hall. Hung at the same height as the portraits that line … Continue reading

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Mirror Poems

Linda Bierds “Bone Cockerel: Norman Cross Prisoner-of-War Camp, England” The Hardy Tree In Michael Ondaatje’s The Collected Works of Billy the Kid there is one poem in a style developed by Ondaatje as he says in the Afterword to the … Continue reading

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Captivated

Linda Bierds “The Bird Trap” The Hardy Tree A poem in part an ekphrasis on a painting by Pieter Brueghel the Younger And under their laughter and guttural chirrups lies nothing but the scrape of skates and the dull chatter … Continue reading

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the impossibility of an ending never begun

We shall never again inhabit that fantasy of ourselves that never was, for now we know it to have been a fantasy. Dana Seitler “Write, Paint, Dance, Sex Queer Styles/American Fictions” in After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory and Sexuality in … Continue reading

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Material for Dreams and Forms of Transformation

Karla Jay in her study of the works of Natalie Clifford Barney and Renée Vivien (The Amazon and the Page) reflects upon the imaginative space opened up by hybrid forms. By locating her lovers in the magic world of the … Continue reading

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Sounds like Simian

Eugene Fiume “Going Digital is Going Human” IDE&AS Volume 4, Number 2 Simulation comes easily to us. We are wired to simulate. Recent discoveries in neuroscience suggest that we have “mirror neurons” that, among other things, help us to understand … Continue reading

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Mirror and the Other

Poet Gwendolyn MacEwen in “The Return” has a line that would make a nice inscription around a mirror: To perceive you is an act of faith And so we jump landing again on skeptical ground. So we weave. And so … Continue reading

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