May, 2015 - Circus Book

Dream Crasher – 9-12

E.D. Rodriguez – V.

The road to Coroico, with coca leaves in our cheeks we dreamt through the winding Andean trail, whiplash vistas drenched in two histories. Gravelled inclines higher and denser into the clandestine jungle. Canine terra guards and suspect gazes marked our entry. We flew the valley the past strapped on our backs. From those heights we […]

Jimmy the Loch – Crappetite

Dream Crasher – 6-8

E.D. Rodriguez – IV

Citrus lined hillside pass, we rode it wayward rumrunners, farm honey dressing our lips. Drunk cheer bellowed from our missile van, four motivated passengers, riding triumphantly to shore. All bore a mischief, pride from nights inside the dense tropiforest. We skipped through rotting fields, rusted fruit trains, and trails of dried molasses. Our eyes colonized […]

Jimmy the Loch – Double Jump

Cultural Studies – Kim Klinger – on biopower

Michel Foucault has argued that research into modern power must work toward an “ascending analysis” which outlines its “infinitesimal mechanisms”. This method of analyzing techniques and effects is at the core of Foucault's concept of modern power, or biopower. Anthropologist Paul Rabinow and his frequent collaborator, sociologist Nikolas Rose, have, following Foucault, framed a concept […]

Dream Crasher – 1-5

E.D. Rodriguez – XIV

When I arrived, the lights were up the ink on the banners had faded, the pigment in the photos vaguely captured history, the chairs were stacked, the microphone was unplugged, busboys cleaning up, balloons floated down in the cavernous hall, each one popping at the end of its fall, there was no clinking of flutes, […]