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Books by Book Merah

Book Merah has primarily published the works of Stephen Black, the exception being Singapore Literature prize winner Cyril Wong.Book Merah is now open to discussions with writers. Latest addition: Newspaper Drumsticks by Tyler Dempsey! (Incredible project; even the reviews are inspiring.) Stephen Black’s books and stories are often set in Asia, and combine research with …

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Hummingbird vs. Helicopter

The following is inspired by a piece by Gerald Leow on display as part of his solo exhibition at Chan+Hampe Contemporary until June 25. On a material level, Manifold is simple: a dynamic, radiating metal sculpture made of copies of the same jagged line. These lines are like flattened appendages of a predatory insect, or …

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Tourism, travelling, dislocation, diaspora, nothing is stationary from the universal point of view, invisible connections Portrait of time spent in Jakarta, portrait of Jakarta, documentation of travelling through Jakarta, documentation of interaction with the people of Jakarta. “All art is self-portraiture.” Yasumasa Morimura  This is unBeat. I intensely dislike On the Road yet admire the marketing …

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What is the Language of Dreamland?

This post refers to this website. What is the Language of Dreamland? Dreamland is the name of a popular surfing spot in Bali. Bali attracts surfers from all over the world… Question: What languages are spoken in Dreamland? Procedure Twitter is the source for the data.Tweets containing the words ‘Dreamland’ and ‘wave’ were collected. Hitoshi …

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SPOKEN: text pieces by Carla Bonollo and Sjon

I am very pleased to present three word pieces influenced by the SPOKEN experience. Following are two works by Carla Bonollo, the Italian writer and blogger; as well a poem by Sjon, the noted Icelandic author.  I thoroughly enjoy the works which follow. Not just the ideas, rhythms and structures of the pieces, but the …

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Books and music by SPOKEN artists and writers

The overview of  SPOKEN  is here . This post is updated frequently… stop by again! Info on Chaos and Yeşim Ağaoğlu’s other books here. ロシア初のノーベル文学賞詩人にして小説家のイワン・ブーニンの恋愛小説集『暗い並木道』、『日射病』、『ミーチャの恋』、『最も美しい太陽』、自伝的長編『アルセーニエフの生涯』を中心に“イメージ=具体的表象”の視点から、“恋愛”“記憶”“死”を浮き彫りにしたブーニン文学の不可視な本質に迫る。 https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/stelarc   “… I Ate Tiong Bahru, your exquisite ‘lyrical documentary’ on Tiong Bahru,  gave me many hours of pure pleasure… I wish I’d read it before visiting the estate, and still …

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