I’m beyond honoured that the opening of my introduction to Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry (eds. Sarah Shin and Rebecca Tamás, Ignota, 2018) has been incorporated into this incredible graffiti work by artist Ella Ponizovsky Bergelson, alongside words by CAConrad (whose work is included in Spells), Laurie Anderson, and Lotte Thießen. The text reads:
In the beginning was the Word. No. This is about the moment before the word, when everything inside you is broken open. Words, together; multiple and multivalent, coming in a rush, sounding in a chorus, a force like a waterfall. A dam breaking. A difficult birth.”
Wordscapes is going to be on the walls of the Pathos Theatre in Munich as long as the walls last, so if you’re in the city, take a look! Send me a photo! Here are some of Ella’s.