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[[ there. ]]

anti-oedipus press, 2014

Part trash diary about his 5-month stay in Berlin & part crifictional meditation on the confluence of travel, curiosity, paying attention, & innovative writing practices, [[ there. ]] is a wide-ranging collage comprised of observations, recollections, quotations, & theoretical reflections.

Part trash diary about his 5-month stay in Berlin & part crifictional meditation on the confluence of travel, curiosity, paying attention, & innovative writing practices, [[ there. ]] is a wide-ranging collage comprised of observations, recollections, quotations, & theoretical reflections.

Written during Olsen’s five-month stay at the American Academy in Berlin as the Mary Ellen von van der Heyden Fellow, [[ there. ]] is part critifictional meditation and part trash diary exploring what happens at the confluence of curiosity, travel, and innovative writing practices. A collage of observations, facts, quotations, recollections, and theoretical reflections, it touches on a wide range of authors, genres, and places, from Beckett and Ben Marcus to David Bowie and Wayne Koestenbaum, film and architecture to avant-garde music and hypermedia, the Venezuelan jungle and Bhutanese mountains to New Jersey mall culture and the restlessness known as Berlin. [[ there. ]] is an always-already bracketed performance about how, by inhabiting unstable spaces, we continually unlearn and therefore relearn what thought, experience, and imagination feel like.

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