edited by

Elizabeth Ellsworth + Jamie Kruse


Zuihitsu: Chapter Bridges

Zuihitsu 8

"So let me say that right now I am experiencing simultaneously the rise,
apex and decline of the so-called opulent societies,
the same way a rotating drill pushes in an instant
from one millennium to the next
as it cuts through the sedimentary rocks
of the Pliocene, the Cretaceous, the Triassic."

--Italo Calvino, "The Petrol Pump," Numbers in the Dark
refinery outside Salt Lake City, Utah
Image: smudge studio, 2010