— in a gallery
On getting lost in a letter in a book — a letter never reaching its intended reader —
On not nearly finishing
only gesturing at cardinal directions,
while marooned on islands of Thai-Chinese story and Latino art theory
on the isolation of a white-walled sea, minimally gesturing toward the pages
on defying the isolation — readers lost in words together.
Thank you to the artists in residents at Santa Fe Art Institute, also Nina Elder and Erin Elder, for participating in this public reading of words found inside of the nearly infinite migration library. Thank you especially to artists Nuttaphol Ma and Mauricio Esquivel for leading us towards a book of the east, Letters from Thailand (Botan), and a book of the south, Conceptualism in Latin America (Camnitzer). Thank you also to Joanne Lefrak and the the Education and Outreach program at SITE Santa Fe.