“A CHANGE IN CLIMATE IS TAKING PLACE VERY SENSIBLY”: DECONSTRUCTING MYTHIC AMERICAN HISTORIES, $6, 8½” x 5 ½”, 28pgs.

Jul 20, 2021

What looks like an essay deconstructing mythic American histories (as the title might allude) at first opening is actually a collection of collages exploring the same. The basic idea is pretty straightforward: the enclosure of land, domination, capitalism, and other American hallmarks cause climate change pretty much by design and have pretty much from the start. The collages incorporate quotes from a sundry and interesting ye olde timey publications on colonialism, nature, and the like, with images of everything from medieval (I may have gotten my specific eras mixed up here) paintings of peasants and Christ and kings and suchlike to more recognizable advertisements of the ilk that leave a bad taste in your mouth. I’ll admit it; this one fell flat for me in that the collages felt more like a collection of images on a theme that has been well-established for some time. –jimmy cooper (Will Dee, etsy.com/shop/sappressing)

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