dave coba – “broken” (2008)

Dave Coba – From "Broken" Series

Dave Coba – From “Broken” Series, 2008

Broken is a project by photographer Dave Coba which features black and white studies of nude models. Coba says the images “were created by photographing the models in front of broken, partly “blind” mirrors. Thematically they’re about dreamlike rapture — self awareness in a reality that’s altered, twisted, broken and reflected in an enigmatic way. It means a lot to me that the models wanted to see themselves as they were portrayed: They played their decisive part by ‘putting themselves into the mirror’ and letting the photographer document them.”

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Dave Coba – From “Broken” Series, 2008

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anne carson – the glass essay

An incredible poem… Thank you to Kate Highman for turning me on to Anne Carson.
I
I can hear little clicks inside my dream.
Night drips its silver tap
down the back.
At 4 A.M. I wake. Thinking
of the man who
left in September.
His name was Law.
My face in the bathroom mirror
has white streaks down it.
I rinse the face and return to bed.
Tomorrow I am going to visit my mother.
SHE
She lives on a moor in the north.
She lives alone.
Spring opens like a blade there.
I travel all day on trains and bring a lot of books—
some for my mother, some for me
including The Collected Works Of Emily Brontë.
This is my favourite author.
Also my main fear, which I mean to confront.
Whenever I visit my mother
I feel I am turning into Emily Brontë,
my lonely life around me like a moor,
my ungainly body stumping over the mud flats with a look of transformation
that dies when I come in the kitchen door.
What meat is it, Emily, we need?

fugazi – epic problem

From The Argument (2001).

congratulations. stop. wish i could be there. stop. tell me something i don’t know.
is there anything left to know? stop. stop. stop. stop. stop.
accessory, accessory, accessory, accessory, accessory, accessory
we regret to inform. stop. miss you dearly, signed sincerely. stop.
tell me something that i don’t know is there anything left to know?
stop. stop. stop. stop. stop. accessory, accessory, accessory, accessory, accessory, accessory to the time. time. time. time.

i’ve got this epic problem; this epic problem’s not a problem for me
and inside i know i’m broken, but i’m working as far as you can see
i’ve got this epic problem this epic problem’s not a problem for me
and inside i know i’m broken but i’m working as far as you can see
and outside it’s all production; it’s all illusion, it’s set scenery
i’ve got this epic problem; this epic problem’s not a problem for me