Mujie Li - Written in a prose-lyrical style, a structural experiment in which words, phrases and sentences intensify sensations and are composed of movement, the text itself produces a vivid new sensual order

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Mujie Li, Mirage Time, Dostoyevski Wannabe, 2017.


"Mirage Time starts another language in the midst of English.  It is one whose vocabulary is intricate and subtle, emphasising sensual intensity of every sort. Words and experience, and experience in words, are given powerfully fluid and irrevocable force." - Matthew Fuller


An apartment is in a diseased state; swirling in the vortex of memories, footage of violence and pain moves around its rooms, causing contractions and sprouting schizophrenically, shuddering towards death. A desert banquet unfurls, and things vibrate in the trip. Stories begin to proliferate: tribes hunt for love, urban space metamorphosises, dreams are smuggled hence accidents happen, names of things become symbolic, and a strange botany configures variations of hope. Mirage Time is a large sensory ecology which comes into being across scales and states of experience. With sections of texts in its three sequences interweaving with each other, the text reads itself in a perceptible movement across each sequence.
Written in a prose-lyrical style, a structural experiment in which words, phrases and sentences intensify sensations and are composed of movement, the text itself produces a vivid new sensual order. Mirage Time insists that the world is voluptuous.

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