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Yet language is not everything 
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clue to where the self loses its boundaries
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of poisonous chemicals in small quantities

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one is undone
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amorphous, as if the china of the plate

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Let's face it
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This seems so clearly the case with grief
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touch, by the scent, by the feel
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>> PETE & REPEAT

LIGHT SWATHES CROSSING
Arcade Brussels
03.09 - 10.10.20
 

Anna Barham presents a group of new works made using the language she produces collaboratively with other readers and computer processes in her live production reading groups. Light Swathes Crossing is a video developed from passages from Judith Butler’s Precarious Life and Gustav Flaubert’s descriptions of St Anthony’s hallucinations in the desert in The Temptation of St Anthony. A series of framed works incorporate other texts, materials and images using the psychedelic description of St Anthony’s dissolution of self as a kind of anti-structure.

Alongside the exhibition, our new platform for publications Pete and Repeat will host Barham’s recent book Poisonous Oysters alongside a series of her other publications, editions and works on paper. The physical home of Pete and Repeat in Brussels is a structure designed by Barham as part of her ongoing Crystal Fabric Field project. For Light Swathes Crossing the structure also extends into the front gallery space becoming support for the video and audience.

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The theory of the interpretation of dreams
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back surface toward each other and begin to ignore
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one may want to, or manage to for a while
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eys, he does not trust his eyes

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Knowing yourself by yourself means poison
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he will grasp new objects, as yet unfelt
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