'An extended exercise on the opacity of the untranslatable, on the negative spaces between languages, the tenuous relationships created in hierarchies of image and text, the blurriness of metamorphosis, and the uneven results (bwisit) of the accessing technology from centers and peripheries. A dismantled poem written virtually, at a physical distance, by deux femmes, about boys and insects (cosas que reptan), and geographical (dis)locations. In English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, Catala, with culinary smatterings of Japanese, Antillean Creole, Hindi and Polish.'
Essay by Rolando Vazquez. Graphic Design by Lobregat Balaguer.
Published by Hardworking Goodlooking, the publishing branch of The Office of Culture and Design (The OCD). Since December 2010, The OCD has functioned as a platform for artists, designers, writers, and projects that investigate solutions primarily for developing world issues. In 2013, they opened Hardworking Goodlooking, a publishing, and design studio, to consolidate the results of their experiments—and the experiments of others—in print and other formats.
Hardbound, 8.5 inches x 13 inches, 204 Pages, First Edition, Hardworking Goodlooking for The Office of Culture and Design, Manila, Phillippines 2017.