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2021.04.12.03

[Justine Kurland] cut up all her photobooks and made collages out of them… the results a feminist manifesto, out with men… i get that the patriarchy is a bore, but i have begun to suspect that a matriarchy that dominates as the patriarchy does, should it ever be achieved, will be just as problematic, not least because women seek to claim the agency of men, with agency comes responsibility, but also the opportunity to run amok in pursuit of hegemony… i now dedicate myself to the ouroboros and the multiarchy, this is where the future of humanity lies if it is to be a good one… … 2021.04.12.03

2021.04.11.03

… i am interested because i love Japanese photography, always have… i am interested because i want to make squid ink soup, which is an Okinawan dish that i had some trouble getting a good recipe for, my friend Y got it for me, and now, as i read about the state of Okinawa relative to Japan as a whole, i wonder what she thought of the request, what is her attitude to Okinawa?… she said she never had the dish but that it looked interesting… i posted [the recipe]… … 2021.04.11.03

2021.04.10.04

… [an article about Iranian photographer Sara Abbaspour]… her black and white photographs appeal to me… … 2021.04.10.04

2021.04.10.02

… the book is about two girls, now young women, now mothers… it is a straightforward capturing of their growing up, JB loves the book, i am less enthralled, largely because i never had the experience of raising children and watching them progress, nor close access to the children that were being raised by my brother, sister, and brothers and sisters in law… moreover, i don’t photograph people… … 2021.04.10.02

20210409.05

It’s this idea that as a cis woman, I have this kind of internalised male gaze within my consciousness. I’m always watching myself. It’s about how those images have changed our subjectivity, our psyche and our sense of being in the world. It’s a type of power that is, in a sense, insurmountable. … 20210409.05