Category Archives: Essay

Reading as community: Dora García and The Joycean Society

“In any other time of the past, Joyce’s work would never have reached the printer, but in our blessed 20th Century it is a message, though not yet understood”, said the mystic psychiatrist Carl Jung in the mid 1930s, after

Reading as community: Dora García and The Joycean Society

“In any other time of the past, Joyce’s work would never have reached the printer, but in our blessed 20th Century it is a message, though not yet understood”, said the mystic psychiatrist Carl Jung in the mid 1930s, after

Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre: Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way

For the writer of these lines there is hardly anything more nightmare-inducing than a circus. With horrific clowns, knife-throwers, dwarves dressed in humiliating costumes and sad-eyed caged animals, the circus somehow manages to encapsulate and represent everything that is wrong

Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre: Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way

For the writer of these lines there is hardly anything more nightmare-inducing than a circus. With horrific clowns, knife-throwers, dwarves dressed in humiliating costumes and sad-eyed caged animals, the circus somehow manages to encapsulate and represent everything that is wrong

Frieze Art Fair: fascination, opposition and the spectre of institutional critique

Like every year in London around mid October, Frieze Art Fair kicks in and all hell breaks loose. The number of reviews and commentaries across the international art press keeps growing with every edition, along with the urgency to cover

Frieze Art Fair: fascination, opposition and the spectre of institutional critique

Like every year in London around mid October, Frieze Art Fair kicks in and all hell breaks loose. The number of reviews and commentaries across the international art press keeps growing with every edition, along with the urgency to cover

On Thomson & Craighead’s October

‘We are treating the Occupy movement as a landscape, and October as a representation of it, particularly of its global nature’, Thomson & Craighead tell me about their commission for the 2012 Brighton Photo Biennial. Since they are working in

On Thomson & Craighead’s October

‘We are treating the Occupy movement as a landscape, and October as a representation of it, particularly of its global nature’, Thomson & Craighead tell me about their commission for the 2012 Brighton Photo Biennial. Since they are working in

Karlos Gil: The object editor & the semionaut

Quotation might very well have become one of the prevalent strategies for many contemporary artists since the dawn of Postmodern times. This is not the place to elaborate yet another list of usual suspects and I certainly wouldn´t want to

Karlos Gil: The object editor & the semionaut

Quotation might very well have become one of the prevalent strategies for many contemporary artists since the dawn of Postmodern times. This is not the place to elaborate yet another list of usual suspects and I certainly wouldn´t want to

Lines of flight: urban resistance, dreamscapes and social play

Some theoretical notes concerning the exhibition Desire Lines   Wayfarer, your footprints are the way, and nothing else; wayfarer, there is no path, you make the path by walking.1  Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla, 1912 Exactly one hundred years ago,

Lines of flight: urban resistance, dreamscapes and social play

Some theoretical notes concerning the exhibition Desire Lines   Wayfarer, your footprints are the way, and nothing else; wayfarer, there is no path, you make the path by walking.1  Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla, 1912 Exactly one hundred years ago,

‘The Freedom of Speech Itself’, or the betrayal of the voice

(This text was originally published at The White Review in June 2012) The instability of an accent, its borrowed and hybridised phonetic form, is testimony not to someone’s origins but only to an unstable and migratory lifestyle, which is of

‘The Freedom of Speech Itself’, or the betrayal of the voice

(This text was originally published at The White Review in June 2012) The instability of an accent, its borrowed and hybridised phonetic form, is testimony not to someone’s origins but only to an unstable and migratory lifestyle, which is of