A Visual Book Review: Part 2

“Memory is the one true agony carried in the body.”

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Doug Rice’s An Erotics of Seeing is witness to the purest of all enigmas, memory.

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I take slower steps, wander the streets of Mexico City, look closely at small things. Forgotten things. Remembering beauty.

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“Ghosts haunt the streets, the alleys. Words replace people. Names.”

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“Most times, a word never becomes more than a shape to fill a lack.”

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I see you. I practice seeing you.

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I will see you again.

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We are left with an image locked in our mind.

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Every day it changes, but it’s always just right. Perfect.

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“A blind man sat beside me on a park bench, rubbing his thumb into a photograph. Rubbing away what he was afraid he might see, even in his blindness.”

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“No remains. No traces . It had all been left on the street.”

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“You look into a photograph too long, too hard, and you steal the very soul of the photograph.”

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“And the photograph itself begins forgetting.”

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“Got nothing more to say. Nothing more can be said.”

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“Language is born out of absence.”

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VISUAL BOOK REVIEW PART 1…

4 thoughts on “A Visual Book Review: Part 2

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