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'Eolith' Off-Site Group Show at Sault-au-Récollet Mill, Montreal

The Archive’s Time After

“not even the dead are safe”


our ruins are moving
our contemporaries are estuaries 
of the past 

trash heap

(holy, holy) 

our haunts in Rosemont
our zombie-bars on Beaubien
undead-ing it, deadnaming with privilege
last reprieve or afterimage of Dollar Cinema on Décarie 

“not even the dead are safe”
from pillage or ventriloquism 

the victor’s pen is blood red
 language swirls and caesueras in Bill 96
acephalic or anglo-centric
Republicans unnecessary, “antique Romans”: 

I can make a hundred of history’s leftists into
pet Lazurses, linen dress or death mask
a hundred more (dead) on the petition of support
for farmer’s markets and art projects 

Gogol’s dead souls—dead peasants for perestroika
Pizza Hut in conflict region
ruins’ owners’ wear sanctions
like red ribbons 

front matter and black materia
in memorium or rememoria

these fifteen ruins, theses on the sophistry of history
these fifteen ruins, theses of the lost loss of history 
in our hauntings we sell 

in ghost stories we sold 
only commodities 

disinterred gemstones and minerals
fracking the fractured turtle shell
 the caesuras spring pretenders and oracles
ruins shilled for shitcoins and NFTs 

the past was never pricier; the dead never more profitable
Faulkner says, the past is never over; it’s not even possible
Bergson says the past was never memory; full and irretrievable
Benjamin says in fifteen syllogisms, final swan song of the victorious 
the ruins belong to the victors, and the victors set the prerogatives. 

— Devin Wangert 

On parle ici de parcours inaccessibles desquelles émergent des scènes. Un moulin bâti sur la terre et l’eau ne broie, ne pile, ne pulvérise plus. Il ne transforme plus de matières diverses.
Jadis métaux, fibres, minéraux ? 

“Roulez pour savoir”.
 C’est là, dans cette absence, que le fantasme découpe chaque chose en son temps.
 Des manifestations, des items tentent tant bien que mal de se loger et de prendre place dans la narration des choses disparues.
 Elles n’ont jamais lu de livres, mais elles en écrivent.
Des amies imaginaires s’affairent à indiquer l’ignorance de tout ce qui arpente le lieu.
C’est table rase pour une génération d’objets magiques.
 C’est une visite d’opportunité : sonner aux vies calquées sur des acétates qui n’indiquent plus rien. La carte ne vous mène qu’à des cul-de-sacs, et vous vous sentez confortable d’être sans repères. Au détour d’un muret, un personnage vous laisse croire à vos visions, le tour est joué. 

note anonyme 


Andrew Rutherdale, Anjali Kasturi, Antoine Larocque, Bridget Hamel, Daniel Fernandes, Graham Wiebe, Hugo Laporte, Isaac Chao Healy, Lara Joy Evans, Mégane Voghell, Nick Castonguay, Youri Johnson

'ABSINTHE', Group Show Curated by PLAGUE at Smena, Kazan

'Pupila' by Elizabeth Burmann Littin at Two seven two gallery, Toronto

'Auxiliary Lights' by Kai Philip Trausenegger at Bildraum 07, Vienna

'Inferno' by Matthew Tully Dugan at Lomex, New York

'Зamok', Off-Site Group Project at dentistry Dr. Blumkin, Moscow

'Dog, No Leash', Group Show at Spazio Orr, Brescia

'Syllables in Heart' by Thomas Bremerstent at Salgshallen, Oslo

'Out-of-place artifact', Off-Site Project by Artem Briukhov in Birsk Fortress, Bi

'Gardening' by Daniel Drabek at Toni Areal, Zurich

'HALF TRUTHS', Group Show at Hackney Road, E2 8ET, London

'Unknown Unknowns' by Christian Roncea at West End, The Hague

'Thinking About Things That Are Thinking' by Nicolás Lamas at Meessen De Clercq,

‘Funny / Sad’, Group Show by Ian Bruner, Don Elektro & Halo, curated by Rhizome P

'Don’t Die', Group Show at No Gallery, New York

'Almost Begin' by Bronson Smillie at Afternoon Projects, Vancouver

'I'll Carry Your Heart's Gray Wing with a Trembling Hand to My Old Age', Group Sh

'hapy like a fly' by Clément Courgeon at Colette Mariana, Barcelona

'Fear of the Dark' by Jack Evans at Soup, London

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