Reading Week 5: Kara Walker interview



I see in these pages an attempt like ours to reconsider the way we have written about things. She is exploring the web of meanings around something she wrote and using that research as a point of departure for a new project. I am especially interested in her use of language while describing herself as "cruelly dissecting" her previous text. A text which appears as a negative dismissal of painting during post-modernism. This process seems like a redemptive activity.

It feels to me like Walker is getting used to a new way of thinking/writing and also a new way of working in general. I'm not sure what I think of these new forms, though. Her words sort of shut me out, and leave me insufficiently interested to expend energy.

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