FROM: MACHINE TRANSLATION: IF YOU SEE MY MOTHER (2015)

 

 

 

 

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So, what I feel like, what I'm getting from this piece is like, a sense of femininity and sexuality? It's very feminine. I mean, obviously, there are references to ambiguity and identity here, but mainly the choice of subject is self referential so I'm construing this duality between content and form, where both are self. So, as a viewer, this sort of thing expressionistic imagery - or "still life" - is inherently tied to the nature of its creation. Which is the removal of cloaking material fibers from the body. So, its like, abstracted, but it's necessarily sexual due to the personal knowledge we project onto these images as a condition of experience. I mean, it's like self sexualizing but in an elegant way.

 

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Coming up next, a special program airing this week on NPR, Episode 536: The Problem We All Live With part 47. Narrated by Ira Glass. Production by Sarah Koenig and Alex Blumeberg. This week's episode is made possible through collaboration with HRM, His Royal Majesty's, winery - producer of everyone's favorite wine? The Problem We All Live With is an ongoing installment. To hear more, and revisit older episodes of this program, visit thisamericanlife.org.

 

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One of the tepid organisms encased in terry cloth in doing wheelchair laps around the center of the room. She's on lap three right now. Passing the potted plastic philodendron, passing, approaching the corner of the formica table.

She stops, mid lap four.

"Will you comb my hair?", she asks.

"Why don't you get one of the nice ladies who work here to do that?", I say.  Cocking her head to the side, she pauses. "Will you please comb my hair?" She's dragging the toes of her boat like orthopedic sneakers across the laminate, inching her wheelchair closer to me, indiscriminately.. "But I haven’t got a comb". Her arm levitates shakily up from the mass of terry cloth, producing what I assume to be an invisible plastic tool for such purposes. I grasp the outline of the comb, making wide sweeping gestures over her head.

 

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Clutching the balmy tumbler in my hand I sidle along the flatness of the wall, using my remaining arm to avoid rounded angles and jutting fixtures. I reach the outline of the kitchen. Locate the perimeter of the sink counter with my hips. I tip the remainder of the wine to the back of my throat, feeling a small floating chunk hit the roof of my mouth. Purple liquid forces itself through cracks behind my lips. A fat fly rolls off my tongue.

MONOLOGUE FOR SPEAKING (2016)