Zuihitsu: Middle East & Global South
The Corpus Rubenianum; a vast amorphous mass of notes, papers, tentative publications, photographs and memo- ries assembled over decades by that great Rubens scholar, Johannes Wilde. No one ever knew more about Rubens but overwhelmed by what he knew Wilde could organize almost nothing for actual publication.
An aesthetic of glitch and fuzz, the College-Application essay blurred with static, jammed by binary mistakes; the digital stutter when the image breaks down into its components, shading, splintering, the computer chip chipped, the newscast clip clipped, an abdication of the linear in obedi- ence to the everything everywhere, and the failure to make sense nally being all that is left of sense. Not in this sense, but the other.
The other. The "other." The Other. The "Other." The Other. That word starts to look odder and odder.[...]