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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 From : The Island Will Sink
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'At dawn on Thursday the 17th of February Pitcairn Island drops 0.000785 mm below its last registered sea level. An EcoEvent 24-hour live feed covers the bedroom wall. It's the first thing I see when I wake up, groggy, high above central district. I blink and bring a detailed record of my unconscious hours into my peripheral vision. On it, cartoon lightning bolts storyboard a fitful, anxious sleep. For several minutes I lie still-clammy despite the climate control- watching a chopper circle that island like a bird of prey. Tiny children speckle the cliffs in antish processions, antennae waving at the clouds, giving the viewer the disorienting feeling of guilty, godlike voyeurism.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon The Lifted Brow no. 31 September 2016 10733100 2016 periodical issue

    'At The Lifted Brow we often find ourselves thinking about intention: what did we intend to do, what do we intend to do, what should we intend to do, and why. What we can promise is that we always intend to intend, no matter what. And we can tell you that we know that the right intentions are a good start, but are never enough on their own. Which is why we intend to continually evolve, too.' (Introduction)

    2016
    pg. 22-27
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