By Gideon Lewis-Kraus
Bargains money owed of the author's pilgrimages to 3 holy websites looking for own course, describing the loads of miles trekked and the folk encountered alongside the best way. Tallinn -- Berlin -- Camino -- Berlin/Shanghai -- Shikoku -- Shanghai/San Francisco -- Uman -- Kiev/Berlin
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A trip? ” “Nowhere,” Alix said. She’s thin and angular and striking, with pointy elbows, long, nervous ﬁngers, and deep-set almond eyes. She has a soft rumpled tide of unruly hair and glows with a cold marmoreal light. She opened the bag and changed in front of us, into a billowy unbelted stained silk dress and Thirty Years’ War–vintage combat boots tourniqueted at the ankles. indd 21 11/7/11 9:11 AM Gideon Lewis-Krauss 1S R 1L The economic, cultural, and psychological draws of Berlin—the sheer amounts of time and space that in other cities would be taken up by day jobs or the steady emotional drain of long-standing friendships; the almost religiously shared belief in the possibility of personal reinvention; and an addiction to the promise of the new—made for a robust art scene, at least according to various multilingual periodicals.
Jordan seemed to have healthy, unconﬂicted relationship to his sexuality, and we spent a lot of time talking about my dad. I told him that the main thing that had changed since my father came out was the innuendo. Actually, “innuendo” isn’t the right word, as it implies subtlety. There are many things for which you, or, more speciﬁcally, I, could reasonably blame my dad—deceit, say, or the sustained fantasy that a decade of complete and utter irresponsibility was the least the world owed him—but subtlety, especially about sex, is not one of them.
Alix did not even bother to roll her eyes. Sometimes she would go on studio visits to conduct interviews. It was her attempt to do an end run around the people who wrote the press releases, but all too often the press releases had been leaked to the artists in advance, so the artists knew precisely what to say about the relationship between colonialism and their tattoos. Whenever she went on studio visits I thought of a line of Geoff Dyer’s: “For the writer the artist’s studio is, essentially, a place where women undress.
A sense of direction : pilgrimage for the restless and the hopeful by Gideon Lewis-Kraus