WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS ELSEWHERE

Nomas*Projects invited me to help reflect on the Incarnation with a joint exhibition with conceptual artist David McCulloch.  The exhibition is entitled:  PROMISES PROMISES.
It is exhibited at 9a Ward Road, Dundee, Scotland from December 1st-31st.
My contribution was an experimentation with writing a ‘concrete’ poem, which is displayed between David’s contribution:  two marble squares inscribed (one forward and one reversed) with the legend:  ‘WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS ELSEWHERE’.
Here’s the poem:

Too
sm-
all,
too
po-
or,
too
eth-
nic,
too
an-
cie
-nt.
So-
Ph
-ie
won’t claim it.
The Stab won’t touch it.
They can’t see it and refuse other-
wise to feel it. Yet it burns like stars on the whorls of their fingers and lingers like a burnt offering in their no-
strils and like ash-into-beauty on the
-ir tongues. Dig ears to see.
Dig eyes to h
-ear.
Let
so-
ul
cov
-er
fle
-sh
lik
e s-
kin
an-
d l-
ist
-en
in.

 

©DOJP 2015

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