i don’t care what yr mom says, yr not from the rockies
I made a conscious decision to inhabit my own subjectivity in this book in the sense that the middle-class life I live, with my highly educated, professional, and privileged friends, remains as the backdrop for whatever is being foregrounded. Everyone is having a good time together—doing what they do, buying what they can afford, going where they go—until they are not.Claudia Rankine x Lauren Berlant, BOMB magazine
"productive silences in the noise of culture" (joan retallack)
an ideal state of anarchy—voluntary cooperation within interpenetrating and nonobstructing complexityjoan retallack, “poethics of a complex realism”
my favourite art piece. the concise book of visa application forms, meriç algün ringborg, moderna museet, malmö, january 2014
too tired too sad abt drought in california, nuclear/police states, accumulation by dispossession
"focus on your life"
"listen to black metal"
If stereotypical tourist trappings may be sources of ironic play for the critical artist, they are often also points of entry for the sincere and sometimes challenging consideration of social relations.
when everyone told me my poetry persona was being a tourist
from Can Tourism Be Critical?, Sarah Kanouse.
GOTTA FIGURE OUT HOW TO WANT WHAT I DESIRE
“Blue Notes on the Know Ledge,”Joan Retallack, The Poethical Wager,
“The Desiring-Machines,” Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus,
“Postscript on the Societies of Control,” Gilles Deleuze
A Brief History of Neoliberalism, David Harvey
Politics of Touch, Erin Manning
SUPERVALENT THOUGHT, Lauren Berlant’s research blog
The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class, Dean MacCannell
Culture and Imperialism, Edward Said
A People’s History of the World, Chris Harman
Economies of Abandonment, Elizabeth Povinelli
Touching Feeling, Evie Sedgwick
Citizen, Claudia Rankine
i live in my studio
i work in my bedroom