Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fata Morgana, from Blue Hour Press

Remembrance is not an unfamiliar landscape, yet, in Fata Morgana, Jeremy Pataky manages to erect monuments there that feel ephemeral and necessary. His circling, like that of a lost traveler who knows he is returning against his desire to, is skillfully replicated with an attention to language, image, and the intangible. Pataky works folds of memory—those difficult, those defiant, those not even owned—into “the world’s most careful paper crane,” object-making as coping with terminality and with lack. That this act is done with such honest grace and pathos makes Fata Morgana a true accomplishment.

Read Fata Morgana here.

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