Dedicated to Ludwig von Ficker 1 Often by the well at dusk, You see her standing spellbound Drawing water at dusk. Buckets plunge up and down. In the beeches jackdaws flutter And she is like a shadow. Her yellow hair flutters And rats scream in the yard. And coaxed by abasement She narrows her […]
GEORG TRAKL began writing poetry at the age of 13. In 1912, Trakl’s poem “Vorstadt im Föhn” was published in the Innsbruck cultural and political journal Der Brenner. All subsequent poetic work by Trakl appeared in the monthly issues of this journal. In 1913, Trakl’s Der jüngste Tag was published. Trakl subsequently volunteered for service during World War I, where he served on the Eastern Front in the Galician town of Grodek as a medical officer. He died following a nervous breakdown in 1914. Today, Trakl is considered one of the most important exponents of Austrian Expressionism.
The field gleams white and cold. The sky is lonely and vast. Jackdaws circle above the pond And hunters descend from the forest. A silence dwells in black treetops. A firelight flashes from the cottages. Sometimes a sleigh rings in the distance And slowly the gray moon climbs. On the ridge a deer bleeds softly […]
No one is in the house. Autumn in rooms; Moon-bright sonata And the awakening at the edge of the twilight forest. You always think the white face of mankind Far from the turmoil of time; Green branches bend willingly over something dreaming, Cross and evening; The sounding one is enfolded by the purple arms of […]
Issue 2 Winter 2010 TAO AIMIN is known for her anthropological works made from the washboards of rural woman. Over the years she has collected thousands of these boards, recording the stories and faces of the women whose hands wore these boards down through the recursive repetition of monotonous labor. Creating installations and experimental ink […]
ART curated by Maya Kóvskaya PRACTICES, POWER & THE PUBLIC SPHERE: Dialogical Space & Multiple Modernities in Asian Contemporary Art ART NONFICTION Maya Kóvskaya Public Action Art and Performative Interventions in the Chinese Public Sphere ART NONFICTION William Hurst (performance photography by Han Bing) ORPHANS OF PROGRESS: Workers and Political Discourse in Post-Socialist China ART […]