Ex Libris :: Jay Winston Ritchie – Something you were, might have been, or have come to represent


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“The idea of encountering another human being seemed paradoxical to being human.” A person-shaped hole is formed for each individual by others – expectations coalescing to fit perfectly the physical body. Jay Winston Ritchie details how the productions of Something You Were, Might Have Been, Or Have Come to Represent pummel the body like hundreds of fish rocketing out of a tube to reinforce their stock. Blows mold you in accordance to what the other’s desire projects onto you. You’re nothing but signifiers: your neighborhood, the music you play, the hummus you brought to the party Immersion into your hole lessens the brain noise, but not the frustration when confronted with something that cannot be rehearsed or pre-empted. By those words that cannot be easily translated into the symbolic order—stuck in your throat—I meant to say…




file under: book, Ex Libris, quebec.

birthed: 2015-07-13

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