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Postcards from Puerto Rico, Lara Mimosa Montes
Postcards from Puerto Rico, Lara Mimosa Montes

Postcards from Puerto Rico

Lara Mimosa Montes

At 2:04 P.M. I witnessed a cloud form.

By 2:05, it was gone. Were I to recall the circumstances under which I saw that cloud
Then I would recall my reasons for leaving
And yet a part of me still lives here (you want to know which part)
And whether or not this part can speak about the present.

What does this composition tell you about the history of colonialism?
About beauty, sightseeing, and the conventions of creating
a place for the purposes of leisure and relaxation. Exotic adventure.
Or one’s diasporic identification with, and attachment to loss.

In my dream about Felix Gonzalez-Torres, I say, “This is not about representation.”
(Then what is it about?)

The one car is a Ford Maverick (year unknown). The red, a Chevy.
What do these details tell you, if anything, about a place?
Or my emotional state;
Today, somewhere between a clinical depression and a tropical depression.

10-Jun-2018
Despondent to have realized the words I write are not the ones you will read.

As one of the postcards from Ponce states: “Temp 83º.”
“Warm and breezy.” Hot and sunny.
If every postcard is a site-specific work
then this is the work that memory does.
And whereas I have the distinct feeling I should recognize this place, I don’t. I can’t.

We remember what we can. Substituting one place for another.
One color for another.
To say nothing of where we came from, and the way we relate to el tiempo, the past.

Reverie

Contents

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Sleep!

Alona Weiss
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Reverie

unbag
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Do Androids Dream of Whiteness?

Danielle Wu
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A Jet Ski Is Being Ridden

Isaac Pool
anais paradigms

Paradigms for Liberation I-III

Anaïs Duplan
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Apologies for Not Showing You a Good Time

Gili Ostfield
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unmix

Black Helmet
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Becoming Olivia Newton Dawn

M. Milks
Visit Shop
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CLOUDi

Jazmin Jones
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This Stays Between Us [Part II]

Dena Al-Adeeb, Nada Shalaby
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Postcards from Puerto Rico

Lara Mimosa Montes
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Critique as Reverie

Brian Droitcour
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The Encounter

Yasmin Adele Majeed
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Shapes of Possibility

Felicitas Rohden
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A Reverie to the Undivided Being

Omsk Social Club
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Leading Astray

Gabriel Pericàs
Visit Shop
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Familial Crossroads

Barbara E. Byrd

Programs

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unbag Reverie Launch Party

September 21, 2018 7:00-10:00 PM
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Readings in Criticism with unbag

February 25, 2018 - April 30, 2018

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