perform | angst
my words here are not meant for us
they are offered up to a system
and a process
that is out of sight
and has no interest in us at all
a line needs to be drawn through my name here
so the mechanism and the machine
with its hulking and ghostly grey pillars
of efficiency and extraction and exploitation
can continue its relentless grind forward.
I tapped away into my keyboard once on a piece that went nowhere and was for no-one but me. How selfish. I titled it ‘perform/angst’.
Note | On Spin
i work in rush and heave all friction no spin
lightman’s world too much with me
vast violent negative cost
Note | On Space
that constant growth
constant grrrrrowling chase
often seems void of meaning
long since cleansed of time and space
and the unwanted beauty
in iterative mistake.
Note | On Safe
Where I work performance reviews have undergone drastic and positive change over the past few years. Gone are the growth metrics and in their place lie questions such as, ‘what are you proud of?’ and ‘how can we help?’.
Boag, Z | On Project.
Burkeman, O | A Frictionless Existence
Dawesar, A | Life in the Digital Now.
Lightman, A | The world is too much with me.
Watts, A | In My Own Way