Concurrently: ode, elegy, satyre, "Boeing Nº 737-800 in F♯m" awakes and takes off, lands and falls asleep, in between cold sweats and time zones. Triangulating the distance from ground to body, moving though still, to sun, blinding though eyeless, amidst a text searching for sense in an economy of simulations, values suspended 38000 feet above the ground.
The anatomy of the world’s most popular commercial airplane serves as test tube to rehearse, under the common denominator of a possible fall, a motley set of anxieties, crossing borders, with and without passport. Mirror-play, annotated between the internal voice of a passenger, by the window, their dialogue with the Sun and a chorus of various interjections, from cockpit to exhaust pipe.
This publication is a sort of 'in-flight magazine’ charting the entire text in both Portuguese and English. It was first presented to the public as part of an installation with live performance, at Culturgest Porto (Portugal), between September 17 and 20, 2020.
At 4pm, Gonçalo Lamas and Adam Ghallagher will read a dialogue from the text, live on Google Meet.
All proceeds from sales of this publication will be donated to Solidariedade Imigrante
, a Portuguese association fighting for the rights of immigrant communities in the country.
Price: £5 (+shipping)
Sun in Taurus, birth in Porto, rent in London, Gonçalo Lamas is a poet and artist who draws, codes and listens with English as the sweat exoskeleton complicating the public order between subjective and objective matters. He has most recently been published in print by Pilot Press and online by The 87 Press.
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