AWARENESS OF AN ETERNAL HOURGLASS
ARCHIVAL INK ON PAPER
(Another year lies parasitic in the entrails of its successor)
The first year, existing as an almanac of sorts but really more akin to a sequence of portals.
Present as a series of gaslit snapshots that when held in hand are capable of temporal sensory transport.
The second year: emergent, wet wings rapidly hardening, a window onto a landscape of new experience,
watched over by superstitious and mocking gods of anxiety.
What has happened before will happen again. Time speaks in riddles using the language of patterns.
Until the past is unpicked and consoled this cycle repeats eternally as in some grim game of snakes and ladders.
Exploring the circular nature of resolving trauma over the course of two years.
“History repeats itself, first as a tragedy, second as a farce”. Karl Marx