Poetry. Joan Retallack writes that OCCULTATIONS enacts the "courage of paradoxical evocation." For David Buuck, such evocation helps us consider that "the body-in-crisis is not some theoretical abstraction but a lived condition, subject not only to the 'surveillance-industrial complex' but also to the limitations of language's ability to fully articulate 'what work this dying is.'" In (un)mapping its state of accelerated becoming, this (collective) body asks whether it can, through radical re-narration of its (re)constitution by neo-liberal capitalism and militarism, allegorize the wider catastrophic affects these logic-systems have on an ecosystem. "Is it possible," asks Laura Elrick, "to construct the parameters through which the practiced lie of control might be relinquished, through which, at the same time, the fault-lines out of whose collisions our lives are rent might be sense-d?" As place, the occulted recursively struggles to perform exploratory surgery on normative valuations of its capacities, on what is taken to be possible and what is not.
author blogThe Wheelhouse Arts CollectiveMatthew Landis in Jacket Nicky Tiso at Tarpaulin Sky ReviewsMark Wallace at Thinking AgainJoe Milford Show [audio]@ PhillySound [interview, reviews, etc.]Inter(review) by Emily DavidKevin Killian @ Third Factory's Attention SpanSusana Gardner @ Attention Span 2010Susan Smith Nash @ Press 1David Peak @ The Rumpus
david wolach is founding editor of Wheelhouse Magazine & Press and has been an active participant in Nonsite Collective. wolach is the author of HOSPITALOGY (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013), OCCULTATIONS (Black Radish Books, 2010), Prefab Eulogies Volume 1: Nothings Houses (BlazeVOX [books], 2010), and book alter(ed) (Ungovernable Press, 2009).Author City: Olympia, WA USA