Posts Tagged "Mariners"

Anish Kapoor (Zigzag)


He is small. Barely a metre and a half tall. He sits down next to me. He seems a bit dim. His feet just touch the ground. His chest is enormous. His shoulders, drooped. His wrists, gigantic. He stares at nothing, as though in a trance. Suddenly he wants to…

In: Voices
Comiendo con Andy Warhol

Eating with Andy Warhol

Is it a monster or a container ship?  It must hold at least six thousand of those.  They are unloading some of them. With gigantic cranes resembling Louise Bourgeois spiders. They reach for container after container with their magnetic limbs and place them on the dock as though playing a…

In: Voices
Escher: Sky and Water

Do you speak “Chabacano”?

“I’m eat already”, the guy says. “You’ve eaten already?”, I say to myself. I look at him, intrigued. “I’m eat already”, he repeats. He looks down. I look from plate to plate. All the sailors are eating fish and rice. Except for him; he has no bowl. His part of…

In: Voices

On board and boarding

The oil tanker is being refuelled. It’s quite a long job. Its belly is empty and refuelling takes time. The men wait. There are three of them. One asks: “Can you take this one?” and points towards the dock opposite. We cross the gangplank. It sways. The guy looks downcast…

In: Seas