In early May, I shared a sketch titled, between. In response to that drawing, I composed the following piece using Anne Carson's 'short talk' poetry form. This work was installed on a plaque at Smoke Farm for the Lo-Fi Arts Festival // Ad Hoc. It was situated at the intersection of two diverging paths.
Short Talk on Pairs
Socks are worn in pairs, usually matched.
Brackets are always used in matched pairs.
When writing, brackets can be used to inject or
set apart text. They can denote an idea related to
but separate from the original idea discussed.
Empty brackets indicate omitted text.
Before I leave the house I put on my shoes.
Press your hands together in front of your chest.
Pause. Separate them slightly. Pause. Repeat.