FIELDNOTES Issue 3

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I is a crowd

fieldnotes

spring 2022



I Is a crowd Is a sensuous grid Is a low buzzing noise Is many purring lungs Is constantly constellating Is a slow unpronounceable cure Is the ocean, which is big Is a small shared continent Is cruising the shoreline Is thriving in thickets of confusion Is a two-headed calf, not in a museum yet Is an animal that digs tunnels underground Is every area of skin as an orifice Is GALAXIES HURTLING THROUGH IT Is our grinning faces made of foil Is totally unhinged, but in a good way? Is not guests, we are your family We are happy to be moving outside our cupboard/office with the fan heater cooking our brains out on a daily basis, happy to be escaping our awful glowing heads zooming in their screen boxes and to find ourselves in the real world and in your hands, dear reader. We present you with this new issue which is another way to say: WE ARE STILL ALIVE.

fieldnotes I is a crowd

issue 3 spring 2022



CAConrad & George Finlay Ramsay

CASTOROCENE

7

Charlie Hawksfield

They Fox

23

Peter Gizzi

Dissociadelica

36

McKenzie Wark

Woolloomooloo

40

Angus McCrum

Window

47

Kate Paul

Gnat/Nanny

64

Michelle Williams Gamaker

The Silver Wave

71

Open window, Angus McCrum

Yvonne

I Don’t Ask

97

Georges Bataille trans. Rachelle Rahmé

6 Poems on Death

102

Declan Wiffen

3 Cruising Texts

106


Rosa Barba

Send Me Sky

113

Travis Jeppesen

U in a Movie Called El Topo Robert Glück & Arnold J. Kemp

My Last Day

137

Cecilia Pavón trans. Jacob Steinberg

A Screen of My Own 146

George Lynch

Song

156

Yuhan Shen

Fragments of Cosmology 6, 22, 39, 45, 96, 104, 111, 155

129



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Copyright

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All content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright © Fieldnotes and individual contributors, 2022. All rights reserved. No reproduction, copy or transmission, in whole or in part, may be made without written permission. ‘Woolloomooloo’ from Philosophy for Spiders, McKenzie Wark, pp. 7–12. Copyright © 2021, Duke University Press. All rights reserved. Republished by permission of the copyright holder and the publisher.

Can Xue, Love in the New Millenium [annotated], p.154, Yale University Press, 2018. Arnold J. Kemp, Who's Afraid of Something Real, archival pigment on somerset paper, each unique, 43 3/8 × 35 inches, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and M. LeBlanc Gallery, Chicago.


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