How come this is not me, though I am playing myself? - A talk around Rabih Mroué's "Riding on a Cloud" Jan 21, 2016

How come this is not me, though I am playing myself? *
A talk around Rabih Mroué’s new work Riding on a cloud
Interviewed and edited by Hassan Maroon


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this girl who by Writer in Residence Claudia La Rocco Jan 21, 2016

this girl who

red smoke stacked on top of the ink pool//airplane window layer cake

will I get to you before the setting sun?

(these & other maudlin questions occur. the woman gets out of the car, adjust her hair, adjusts her skirt.)

you could take it to the bank, Lane, you really could.


OtB Writer in Residence Claudia La Rocco  | READ MORE

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The Square is the World. Jan 19, 2016

At the apex of The Life Model, Henry – one of the piece’s key characters – takes himself though an internalized and aesthetic mandala of his sense of the artistic sacred which shocks him into the realization that what’s absent in his portraiture work is the animating force of the revolution out there. “The square is the world” with revolution at its center.

Outside of the square, I map some  of the symbols presented in this play.

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Forest Forever Blossom Jan 19, 2016

Forest forever blossom!

lean into the foil.
The tariff of cultures extolling
screams at vanilla skies.

                       We were screaming at Vanilla skies
against the denigration
                 of order & justice.

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The Will to Life – and Art Jan 15, 2016

If, one day, the people wills to live
Then fate must obey
Darkness must dissipate
And must the chain give way
And he who is not embraced by life’s longing
Evaporates into its air and fades away
Woe to one whom life does not rip


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<3 Jan 15, 2016

Here I gush on Jeffrey Fracé, whom I will not burden with sainthood, but whom I like the same.  The performance this evening is a collaboration between many artists; this blog entry hopes not to do them disservice but it comes from the heart to Jeffrey Fracé, from a person. 

As much as it might drive him crazy to hear it, I still want to be Jeffrey Fracé when I grow up.

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Deeper into The Life Model: Zeina Barakeh Jan 8, 2016

Zeina Barakeh is a Lebanese-Palestinian artist based in San Francisco. Her work examines how people and spaces become polarized during binary divisions. Through animation, digital media, and archival installations, she interrogates constructions of identity, history, memory, and territory.


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