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Holding Patterns

ByPaul HawkinsJulia Rose Lewis

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We began our visual poetry collaboration by exchanging digital archives of travelling through America at times when we had both felt overwhelmed. The project was conceived over email and has been progressing through the use of Dropbox, more email, Google Drive, Affinity Photo, Photoshop and Twitter. It started with the simple realisation that we tend to document difficult times in our lives. We create archives of ourselves to revise at a time when we are less overwhelmed. The archives take cities and highways, spaces and places as their subject matter with anonymous humans, others, as background objects. The images show that somehow we keep going and yet our flaws keep following us despite the fact that we kept going. Is there a genetic component to being easily overwhelmed or to being easy? We know we are very easy to very easily overwhelmed. If whelm originally meant to overturn, then a vessel is implied here. To overwhelm is to over-repeat turn a vessel. Turning over an engine gets a motorboat started, and yet overturning a boat pauses or stops the boat in the water. Exchanging our personal archives felt like turning over an hourglass. The passage of sand back and forth and back and forth is a soothing and subtle reference to death. The pattern of sand grains runs on the hourglass. Julia Rose Lewis / Paul Hawkins, October 2021

Details

Publication Date
Nov 28, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781914972294
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Paul Hawkins, By (author): Julia Rose Lewis, Edited by: Beir Bua Press, Edited by: Michelle Moloney King

Specifications

Pages
34
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
US Letter Landscape (11 x 8.5 in / 279 x 216 mm)

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