One is straight away struck by the paucity of words availed to expound this chanced-upon poiesis born in the crevasses of cultural hybridity and nourished in the no man's lands of ascetic transmutation...

Cloud stains (a post-Nuagiste critique)

In Cloud stains, a post-Nuagiste critique we invited cool scrutiny of Laubies's procedural affinity to tropicalism. First was his affection for 'exploiting materials accessible to the site be they old or new.' Second was seeing his visual expression as a narratology more of his staining bricolage than of any post-gestrual antecedents. Third was to disengage his burnished end-products from the structuruation of systemic unity finely controlled through the layering of error over grazed equivocations in specific regard to the dissipation of existing modes of aesthetic perception. The fourth rebuffed all colonial messages as textual 'kitsch if only for their sheer romantic inappropriateness.'

(Reliance on J.H. Bay, "Tropicalism," 1999, private correspondence.)

See: Harris, Nuagisme, 12.6.09; and Varnelis, Poll: unless a cultural artifact is first and foremost cool, styling it as high is now a form of kitsch, 28 April, 2009.

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