Posts Tagged: Matteo Pericoli

Word of the Day: Ubeity

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(n.); the condition or quality of being in a place, of being located or situated; whereness or ubication; from the Latin ubi (“where”) “I love repetition. I love doing the same thing at the same time and in the same place, day in and day out. I love it because something happens in repetition: Sooner […]

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Open Window

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Jessica Gross riffs on Matteo Pericoli for the LARB, where she stands in support of the cosmopolitan. Her essay ruminates on place in art, foreign inspiration, and the mystique underlying location: The obvious motive — to discover how artists work, as if we might successfully copy their routines — is only part of our fascination; […]

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The View from a “Cramped Little Cottage” in Nairobi

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“I love the tingling pullover of night sounds and forest sounds and the bite of cold breeze and distant cars and stereos. Sometimes I close my eyes and sway my arms into patterns to move with the sensations of the strong bitpieces banging about in my temples.” At The Paris Review, Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina […]

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