Holly Childs

the notes I took on my phone when V Barratt took me on a tour of their garden and asked me to water everything while they’d be away in NSW

Hose/by hand Jane’s garden Water Andy’s “L” And sunflowers along here Succulents above Sun hits at 7am, so before that If it’s really hot, water also when the temp drops Experiments on the bench, make sure they’re not dry I’m …

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High tide, every poem ruin

I loved your frilled neck, Red drips off a cliff by the shore, Freckled nape, your love, Surfers, Surf in. Ruin, urin rinu runi niru, Something, something more, Around the wreck, ah, [ruin] [rune] [wrecked] [reckon] [buysell] [swarm] [drowned coin] …

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‘We mirror what we see’: Holly Childs Interviews Cristine Brache

Cristine Brache is a Toronto-based poet and artist. Her work explores the nuanced power dynamics inherent in many of our relationships. Brache’s practice incorporates video, sculpture, poetry and a multitude of limited edition objects, prints, t-shirts and publications.

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Tell Me Like You Mean It: New Poems from Young and Emerging Writers

‘Emerging’ is a strange word, and ‘strange’ is probably a cop out. It is often arbitrary, sometimes condescending, frequently empowering and often carries with it an incredible sense of community.

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Blue Carbon, Intertidal

I hydro in dance notation backless strings nothing lies and water spills replacement verb 3 crucial points and older but damaged set 1 infinite loop II restart a bundle a bounce, that’s when reply through sunset, point out tint all …

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A J Carruthers Reviews Holly Childs

What Walter Benjamin identified as ‘aura’ finds curious analogies to the ‘post-medium’ present. Tan Lin writes of how for Andy Warhol ‘Language is a means of exchanging who we are (our product) for someone we aren’t (our aura).’ Similar to a psychotheoretical split between our Symbolic and Real personae, the contemporary ‘aura’ is something like the sheer secondary quality of everyday life; the curious, removed, if symbolic fascination of what might be happening when nothing is happening: the generic publicity and ‘intermundane’ privacy of relaxation (if we can here call ‘intermundane’ the vacuous yet binding, commodified space between earthly bodies).

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leik i kno u don’t think they buzy …

leik i kno u don’t think they buzy but like working togehtr irl liek walk enxt to each otehr but liek similar stimul is liek fractalzin or liek hologram lol liek insect eyes heaps ov sections STUF WE DK HOW …

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holographic diary only sparkles in the sun but this is melbourne

important notice: signatures will soon be phased out driving around paris like carlton tho pulp it he goes (dead europe) in brackets beatmatching time to think there’s nothing else inside me tho jimbo liked your retweet gr8 what I’m doing …

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