Poems and Texts

Picture as Wound (2016) by Mary Walling Blackburn


Picture as Wound (2016)
Found paint, pastel, castoff bed sheet
A sermon chart. A neuropsychological case study on a body (Lev Zasetsky) writing through a bullet wound to the brain. This secular diagram in lieu of the Good News Bible.
Sieved from: “The Man with a Shattered World” (Russian neuro-psychologist A.R. Luria)

Mary Walling Blackburn

Mary Walling Blackburn works in New York City. In 2016, the work handles and is handled by optics (the lazy eye), contaminated logics (diagrams), and politics (the Miscreant Class). All is amputated/shaped by the Capitalocene. Walling Blackburn’s work and writing have been featured in publications including Afterall, BOMB, Cabinet, e-flux journal, Pastelegram, and Grafter’s Quarterly. In lieu of a picture, has provided a diagram composed of the descriptors produced by anti-choice activists in personal messages sent to Walling Blackburn’s personal social media account

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