I’ve been super busy but I’ve been meaning to write some reviews of recent books, using the “deformation zone” as a model – and in particular sometime Montevidayoan Sara Tuss Efrik’s “automania” “To Chin-Chin and Grandmother’s Painting”:
To Chin-Chin and Grandmother’s Paintings
I am the Twin Girl who breeds new degenerate species. I happen to be the Siamese Girl who consists of different parts that come loose. The Puzzle Animals escape from me. I am the Twin Girl or the Siamese Girl. It is impossible to magnify me. I am two girls or many. I have been doubled in all eternity, been polished aglow. I have a necklace around my own throat. I am We…
I don’t really have time to write this post right now except to say that it’s a kind of writing through of one of Sara’s grandmother’s kitschy paintings and the “Chin Chin” paintings of the Berlin-based artist Emeli Theander. You can see more of the series here.
Lots of interesting stuff on her web site.