Tag Archives: Narrative

The End of the Future

The End of the Future is a series of hybrid nonfiction works that documents my reckoning with the real loss of imagined futures. The first of these slim, stand-alone volumes is Zombie: A Memoir. I’m presently seeking publication for Zombie while I wade into work on the second volume in the series.

In Zombie, I examine the intimate relationships of body, memory, identity, grief and rage in the anthropocene’s climate of ineffable, quotidian catastrophe.

Zombie is informed by Judith Butler’s thinking about the relationship of grief and rage, by Timothy Morton’s writing about “hyperobjects,” and by my interest in how the zombie as a popular phenomenon arises from and illuminates cultural anxieties. These critical concerns interact with my personal narrative in explicit and implicit ways—in what I am writing about and in how I write about it. I am writing my way toward some reconciliation of the terrible truth and the beautiful truth…an end to the insatiable zombie stalemate that is neither life nor death.

Zombie is not a monster story. Rather it is, itself, a monster—a chimera—the body of a memoir with the head of a novel. It has the strange unclassifiable structure of a thing that evolved on a remote island in my mind.

Email anne at annedemarcken dot com to inquire about The End of the Future, Vol. 1, Zombie: A Memoir.

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Space, Place & Site Specific Work

As I consider how to install TRP at Feast, I am thinking about the nature of space and place. I can equate space with the unrepresented world–everything in the world as it is and has been–and place as the narrativized world–a selection (or selection out) of specific elements of the world in order to describe the world. Meaningless and meaningful.

The humanist geographer Yi-Fu Tuan writes that space requires the move from one place to another. I developed all of the elements of TRP for the Salon Refu space in order to transform it into a place. Now as I relocate it to a new space, as I consider how to transform that space into the place that is TRP, there is then a gesture–a motion–that describes/inscribes a new, larger space. Can that space also be a place? The space described by the gesture…can it be a place? And can that place be TRP?