ISSUE 52KCAI Exhibition #2 // Curated by Jordan Stempleman
Time Will Console You. The Dead Are Nothing.
The video was shot in my sister’s bathtub in Des Moines, IA. I was thinking about the space that exists between the living and the dead as a kind of communication breakdown. My writing process often starts with images that I try my best to translate into words, so it also seems like a sometimes faulty or fractured act of language. Like speaking over the telephone with the dead, which I’ve read described as “electronic voice phenomena,” an evocative phrase.
Julie Rouse (she/her/they) is the author of Boy, a chapbook published by Dancing Girl Press. A graduate of the MFA Poetry program at the University of Montana, her poems have appeared in journals including Anti-Heroin Chic, Arsenic Lobster, Heavy Feather Review, and decomP, among others. She currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri.