Comments on Lindsay Tunkl’s Vimeo Posting of ‘Is This What Feeling Feels Like? – First Attempt’

Comments on Lindsay Tunkl’s Vimeo Posting of ‘Is This What Feeling Feels Like? – First Attempt’ This short story appears in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 16,  Art To receive the LARB Quarterly Journal, become a member  or  donate here. All images are by Lindsay Tunkl, Stills from Is This What Feeling Feels Like – First Attempt, […]

Words That Speak of What Is Human: On Mireille Gansel’s “Translation as Transhumance”

Words That Speak of What Is Human: On Mireille Gansel’s “Translation as Transhumance” WHEN MIREILLE GANSEL’S FATHER translated family letters from Hungarian into French, she writes, “[t]he entire household held its breath and a reverent silence reigned.” One time in childhood stands out in her memory. Her father was laboring over a series of four […]

We Have More in Common Than We Know

We Have More in Common Than We Know DIFFERENT KINDS of translation: Translation of, translation for, translation as — Translation of … foreign — no, different — or — unheard voices. Of voices overwritten, banished, lost, annihilated, misinterpreted. Translation of lands, peoples, politics, cultures, contexts, geographies, dreams, worlds exterior and interior. Translation of fiction, essays, […]

The Moving Pictures of “Loving Vincent”

The Moving Pictures of “Loving Vincent” THERE IS AN intense, monastic energy to Loving Vincent. The 90-minute animated feature consists entirely of oil paintings stylized after — and sometimes directly copying — the works of Vincent van Gogh. The labor that went into the film, seen in every dash of paint, is as difficult to […]

Acts of Re-covery: Mining Our Comic Subconscious

Acts of Re-covery: Mining Our Comic Subconscious ROBERT SIKORYAK’S REMARKABLE SKILL often goes unappreciated because of its subtlety. His works are acts of cultural appropriation that deftly mine our comic book memories, filtering history and literature through our understanding of comic book history. His art enables our collective, illustrated past to mediate the present. What […]

Migraine Madrigal

Migraine Madrigal This poem appears in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 16,  Art To receive the LARB Quarterly Journal, become a member  or  donate here. ¤     Migraine Madrigal A thug lurking in umbral headzone forgotten between episodes. Null weight of glass afoot in the skull. Nudge to remember the forgotten, the undone, black tree trunks […]

Frederick Hammersley at the Huntington

Frederick Hammersley at the Huntington THE ABSTRACT ARTIST Frederick Hammersley (1919–2009) spent his career in Los Angeles and Albuquerque teaching at Chouinard Art Institute, Pomona College, and the University of New Mexico. His works are in the collections of many museums, including the Victoria and Albert, National Gallery of Art, and Menil Collection. The Huntington […]

Table for One at the Sunset Bistro

Table for One at the Sunset Bistro This poem appears in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 16,  Art To receive the LARB Quarterly Journal, become a member  or  donate here. ¤     TABLE FOR ONE AT THE SUNSET BISTRO The check curtains, the tiny shakers of olive oil and balsamic shiver in the strong slow draft. […]