Dearest, transforms email scams about money into poetry about human desire by way of erasure. Both the original and the transformation are presented on facing pages. These emails were accumulating in my junk mail box until I transferred them to my raw materials folder which I open in idle moments. These missives, these attempts to get something from someone for nothing and the language they use – is it intentional, or is it the result of a translation algorithm? Do these promises of money ever hook anyone? Erasure brings out another layer, no less desperate. The search for connection continues -- for better or worse.
In this book, both story and locations are disturbed - interfered with - disarranged. The result is a sequence of pages that are like rooms unhampered by customary furniture through which a non-verbal story is woven.... This is a colorized and edited hardcover version of my 2016 black and white book: Manual of Disturbances.
I listen, later I draw. How might something invisible – sound – look? In these drawings (hybrids of ink-on-paper and digital), I’m not transcribing but inventing. My reference is our common sound environment that still exists as raw material, though aspects of it have been civilized and codified - music and speech, for example. These pages call for visual listening – but synesthesia is not required.
Branching is a connective process of linear expansion. Luggage is carried from place to place. Language, could be considered as a branch of luggage.... In this book photographs of branches have been complicated by language, which is baggage trying to pass as luggage. The content packed into this luggage is domestic, scientific and political - nothing is folded neatly, it's all jammed in among branches, which remain unaffected by it.