The hoax is a hoax or may or may not be
Before the screen, before Euclid, before the window, there was the lie. There was originally no difference between the lie and the eye: each saw. Sight was borne on the eaves of fiction and fiction was born on the biceps of sight.
We are creatures of the day and of the night and both are our homes, are our disarmers. What becomes true is the place you were meant to be. There is a guidepost, a beckon, a beacon, a peal, a meal: we are meant to know –that’s enough for NOW. Now is enough for later sometimes, but sometimes is not enough later for now too.
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is get what you want
All we are seeing is nothing but what
All we are seeing is everything but
All we’re assailing is everything but
All we’re availing is the thought of what’s what
Fiction is diction. Fiction is life. There is no place except the place itself. Yeah, really.
What became of what meant so much before is only a means for being more. The lie is
sweet. The lie is dear. The place is dear and near when dear (and dear when near). The place is often some parts clear. Clear you are, if of fiction.
What’s the opposite of fiction? Fiction. The hoax is indeed a most beautiful hoax, but is it a most hoaxful beauty. Only the lie can say. (Only the lie can see.)
Here is now and now is why and why is how and how is unimportant except for how you.
Darren Bader lives and works in New York. He has recently exhibited at Eighth Veil in Los Angeles, T&Sn’Kreps in New York, and Gallery Sora in Tokyo. He has an upcoming solo exhibition at Alex Zachary Gallery, New York in May.
Marieta Chirulescu lives and works in Berlin. She recently had a solo exhibition at Micky Schubert in Berlin, she was included in a group exhibition at Dicksmith in London, and is currently in a group exhibition at Herald St. in London.
Chloé Quenum lives and works in Paris. She has recently been included in group exhibitions at GB Agency in Paris, la Générale in Sèvres, France, and is currently in a group exhibition at Bétonsalon in Paris.
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