1. Witnesses of the Others I (mother and child) 2014, (original from the familyalbum by Tyyne Böök 9.9.1918). Archival Pigment Ink Print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching, Acrylic Paint
2. Witnesses of the Others II (Young woman with a hat and lace gloves) 2014 (original from the familyalbum by I.Indursky Helsinki in the beginning of 1900-century).
3. Witnesses of the Others III (child) 2014. (original from the familyalbum by Aug. Schuffert, Kuopio 17.8.1917)
4. We all are someones’s scapegoats (woman and cartwheel) 2014. (original by V. Barsokevitsch in Vuorikatu 15 Kuopio between 1893-1927: from the archives of Kuopio Cultural History Museum).
5. Regrets I 2014. (original from the familyalbum, Kuopio 1940-50).
6. Organizing history for the future I 2014. (original by unknown photographer in Maaherrankatu 8 Kuopio 3.2.1940: from the archives of Kuopio Cultural History Museum).
7. Regrets II 2014. (original from the familyalbum, Kuopio in 1950-60)
8. Organizing history for the future II 2014. (original by unknown photographer, Haapaniemenkatu 1, Kuopio in 5.2.1940: from the archives of Kuopio Cultural History Museum).
9. Passing By 2014. (original by V. Barsokevitsch, Puijonkatu/Tullinportinkatu, Kuopio in 1916: from the archives of Kuopio Cultural History Museum).
10. Witnesses of the Others V 2014. (original by V. Barsokevitsch, Dormity of deafs, Kuopio in 1898-1890: from the archives of Kuopio Cultural History Museum).
Sublimate me. Elevate me. Meet me in meatspace. Meet me at the bar. Obfuscate me with alcohol. Burble in my ear. Whisper prelinguistic psychobabble in my lobe like a lullaby. Titillate me. Bewitch me. Tickle my funny bone. Run your thumb down the inside of my elbow. Squeeze my bicep. Hard, right? Yeah, I’ve been working out.
Kiss my lisp. Kiss my ellipsis. Take me home. Charm my pants off. Rock my socks off. Verb all my clothes off. Scratch my back. Suck my tongue. Torture me with tenderness. Murder me with sympathy. Tuck me in and watch me dream about you.
Wake me up. Order me around. Speak to me only in imperatives. Sell me yourself. Wow, that’s quite a sales pitch. Gurl, you are so cybersexy. I fit your target demographic, and I like your personal brand. You can market to me anytime.
Fold me up and put me in your pocket. Dissolve me in data. Entertain me with mild stimuli. Text me. Sext me. Touch my touchscreen. Watch me twist into focus. I’m an antisocial butterfly. Socially mediate me. Trap me in your silky web. You like the internet? I like the internet too, let’s be best friends.
Decimate my meatscape. Drown me in your honeyed voice. Drown me in a tub full of candy. Pour some high fructose corn syrup on me. Smother me with your heavenly body weight. Crush me under the unbearable lightness of your being. Unfurl me like your favorite archaic scroll. Crack me open like a fortune cookie and read my insides. Vivisect me. Eviscerate me. Cut me up into thin slices and eat me like a mango. Gnaw on me in a raw reverie. I’m just kidding. This is all just poetic hyperbole. Please don’t eat me.
Walk across my cobblestone heart in your cruel stilettos. Trip me up so I fall and cut open my palms on the concrete. Make me swoon. Make me giddy. Make me vulnerable. Peel away my armadillo armor. Fill up my headspace with hope. Let me let my guard down. Send me mixed messages. Confuse me. Be my muse. Amuse me. Ask me questions. Tell me stories. Laugh at everything I say. Mention your fear of commitment. Start pulling away. Suggest let’s just be friends then never see each other again.
Ignore this. This isn’t for you anyway. It’s for someone else, I swear.
Forget me. Wipe me from your memory. Uninstall me from your brain. I wish I could do the same. But I don’t want eternal sunshine. I washed my clothes and sheets and the skyline but I can’t get your scent out. Everything beautiful reminds me of you. You’re undeletable."
- Ethan Ryan, “Kill Me With Kindness” (via larmoyante)