Josephine’s Song, or Menard’s Quixote
While in residence at Ragdale Residency, Lake Forest, IL
A study in things which are distinct only in their set-apartness from other things (as abject?); in ambiguous scale; in framing, broadly, and other instinctual organizing principles; in context as reification. Via Kafka’s “Josephine the Singer,” Borges’ “Pierre Menard Author of the Quixote,” Vandermeer’s Annihilation, and Latour’s “Anti-Zoom”—texts which deal with the enormity of seemingly tiny differences or no difference at all