I want my writing to stink…

‘The attraction for a writer of working with paint and colour and texture and form, has to do, I think, with the materiality of the work, the bodily strength and movement that is required: a kind of envy for the artist’s studio with its space and its utensils, its smells.’

–Drusilla Modjeska — Timepieces (pg 59)

Read this a few days ago and was reminded of the first time I read James Elkin’s ‘What Painting Is’ and longed for some sort of stink, a stench, for writing that sweated and sweltered and congealed and fermented and required big movements, explosions, all sorts of sharp instruments and oils and mysterious powders…


About Madame Moselle

Freelance provocateur. Enthusiastic optimist. Dancing bear. Believer. Facilitator of perversion. Disseminator. Libertine. Moth and flame. Rouser of rabble. Stirrer of pots. Bowerbird. Public spectacle.
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