2015: What Cannot Be Written in the USA

At the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), in Los Angeles, a gigantic, carnivorous flag with torn ends was waving in an artificial wind created by enormous propellers. There were no visitors at the exhibition. For a while, I thought that in all this huge space I was totally alone. But soon I noticed two figures in black torn dresses, moving slowly, in semi-darkness, desperately clinging to the walls. Backs bent, they passed by the bookstore right near the place where someone had put a small sign on the wall that said, “I cannot breathe!” Most likely it was a performance, a desperate protest action of one man and one woman, a performance against this giant all-devouring flag. “I cannot breath!” a man shouted before he died before he was murdered by the regime. “I cannot write!” I thought. Which to me was almost the same as not being able […] Read More