When asked about audience and imagination, the writer from Pakistan said he didn’t feel the need to help the West imagine his land, so he didn’t include physical descriptions. He said that he himself works hard as a reader and never asks American authors to explain Americanisms/cultural references, so he didn’t feel compelled to include […]
tokyo/kyoto [random assortment, april 2012]
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/through-a-thwarted-cinematographers-eye-chinas-cultural-revolution/ . http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031947/black-day-national-education-tamar-site-swamped
“To evoke a sense of what cannot be said” . “As a writer, I continuously attempt to make inroads on the vast terrain of what cannot be said–or said by me, at least. I seem to know by intuition [what] I cannot find words for…That is to say, the unnamed is overwhelmingly present and real […]
What are you documenting? What do you want to be documenting? Some things on my list: marginal housing communities; illegal architecture; home-building; hybrid cultural identities; immigrant cultures; sleep; water and wateriness; things the body knows without conscious articulation; body and landscape; language and its textural experience; folktales and their iterations.