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hoguaș by Letiția Despina (a fragment)

hoguaș [ ˈhɒgwɒʃ ]   i’m doing the finishing touches on the walls of a house. who cares it’s built with earth and straw, for sure not the little piggies, their business with the wolf was done, and i did not care either, i was there to forget and to build muscles. after that last… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Translation

Translation Tuesday: The Employees / Los empleados (Olga Ravn)

Translation Tuesday is an on-going series of translations focused on contemporary Scandinavian literature. In this edition of Translation Tuesday, Sheri and Neus have translated an excerpt from Olga Ravn’s recent novel, De Ansatte  (2018), into English and Spanish. “A workplace novel from the 22nd century,” De Ansatte is Olga Ravn’s science fiction debut. The novel threads… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Essays/Manifesto

Terrapolis

We, Ariane Veiergang and Ditte Nesdam-Madsen, founded Terrapolis. It is a platform for text, conversations and dialogue. Our desire is for Terrapolis to become a stage on which literature can cooperate and co-create with other art forms: as in an exhibition space of text-based art, as in the publishing books and so on — somehow… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Book reviews

Book Review: Torpor, By Chris Kraus.

Torpor is the final part of Chris Kraus’ I Love Dick trilogy, a series which chronicles the final years of her (character’s) marriage to the cultural theorist Sylvère Lotringer and her obsession with Dick and her attempts to become a filmmaker, and maybe in the process become a little bit more like her hero, Simone Wiel. Set… Keep Reading

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Sunspring: Surrealism, Susan Sontag, and the New Sensibility

During a visit to Paris this April, I had the great pleasure of attending the thought-provoking art exhibition ‘Artists and Robots’ at the Grand Palais exhibition hall. The show was a stunning interactive and immersive journey through the history of robotic and mechanical art-making; a factory of creative machines ranging from wooden, hand-cranked painting mechanisms… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Interviews

An Interview with Krzysztof Czyżewski

Pogranicze is a Polish word that means borderland: an area along the border. Borderlands are mosaics of diverse forces—of numerous possibilities and exciting encounters, but also areas of dangerous frictions and painful tensions. Places of some peculiar energy, which can take many forms. Fundacja Pogranicze [The Borderland Foundation] and its sister organisation Ośrodek Pogranicze—sztuk, kultur,… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Book reviews

A book for our times

One dimension of these times in which we live, the times of post-truth, is that they are troubled by an epidemic of fake news. The “fake” infuses the public debate of which we are a part of, whether we like it or not. This very specific condition can be, and indeed is, met with a… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Essays/Review

The Libidinal Economy of Inherent Vice

“As long as American life was something to be escaped from, the cartel could always be sure of a bottomless pool of new customers.”— Inherent Vice I am a great admirer of the work of the filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. So, a few years back, when he released a film based on the novel, Inherent… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Essays

Translating Contemporary Nordic Young Adult Fiction or Trying to Second-Guess the Youth

Young Adult Fiction, or YA as it is commonly known in the publishing world, is a particularly fascinating genre for translation studies. It is, strictly speaking, neither children’s literature nor ‘literary’ literature. It is not considered explicitly pedagogical and it tends not to be included in the classical canon. The designation points first and foremost… Keep Reading

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