Monday, May 4, 2009
‘Leavings’ are melancholy doubled.
First, leavings are poignant actions: departures, abandonments, desertions.
And second, leavings are those things which are left, the remnants of something previously whole, detritus, residue.
Each has their own poignancy, and in some cases are intertwined in a narrative of displacement. There is implied in the residue -- whether it be a note, a trace, an object now lost -- a tender violence. Ruptures and cleavings are the subplots of leavings. The departure of things, of wholes, of lives, of loves, leaves the pain of residual stains, of that which remains.