Post # 24

2013

M’s best friend A comes into kindergarten today, goes to the middle of the room, shouts: ‘Marlene!’ His touchstone. M also hurt by a kid saying some bad shit to her. Then O & I for dinner with A. We ate chicken noodle soup, drank red wine and roller-skated around the living room. We all thought up new names we’d choose if we could. M said she’d call herself Gary. G said his favourite food was broccoli with a side of eyeballs. A made creaturely sounds.

An event score for chicken noodle soup. Purchase an organic chicken. Drop it into a swamp of boiling water. Add several bludgeoned cloves of garlic. Add a few chunks of chopped ginger. Bring it to the boil, then let it simmer for hours. Add extra boiling water after a few hours. But definitely don’t let all the stock boil away. That’s the good stuff. Drain off the fluids through a sieve into a bowl. Pick the chicken. Take the good meat and put it into the stock. Put the stock and cooked chook back on the heat. Add rice noodles. Add the juice of a big lemon. Add tamari sauce to taste. Be liberal with both lemon and tamari. Lastly, add lots of small florets of broccoli. Don’t overcook the broccoli––a travesty. Serve into bowls. Garnish with fresh coriander. Invite your friends over. Bring your roller skates.

Boundary Speak (Diaries 2013-2021) centrally focuses on reportage of my life’s happenings, notes on readings, phantasms or wild forays, riffs off music or footnotes from poems that take me on a strange journey, ruminations and thought fragments. My outsider artwork is focal on my Re-learn your Alphabet for the Twenty-First Century drawings (some of which are collaborations with my children), my robot series, as well as many other drawings undertaken over the period 2013-2021.