Flyers (for MPF), 2017

The Marfa Poetry Festival (http://marfapoetryfestival.org/) invited me to participate in its first edition August 9 – 13, 2017. Using my own research photos taken in Marfa and its surroundings, I made 8 flyers with tear-off tabs that were hanged in bulletin boards around town such as coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets, the tourist information office, the clinic, and street poles. The texts in the tabs (in English and Spanish) were short personal musings on the poetic, political and affective of the West Texas landscape. As a sort of camouflaged public sculpture, the work wanted, on one hand, insert and disseminate poetry in unexpected places, and on the other, point to the things, that is, the “vivid entities” (Jane Bennett) that constitute our surroundings.