July 27, 2007

one blurb every other month or so...

Among the things that procedural writing can do is create something that suddenly glitters with a meaning that would have been impossible, or at least difficult, to realize without the distortion of the procedure. Ara Shirinyan’s Handsome Fish Offices with its mashing up of the language of office supply products and tropical fish glitters as such. While office supply products and tropical fish might at first thought seem to have nothing to do with one another, once side by side they reveal the interconnections between global acquisitions, multinational capital, and environmental destruction.

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