We Bury the Landscape
We Bury the Landscape is an exhibition of literary art. Ekphrasis, collected. One hundred flash fictions and prose poems presented to view. From the visual to the textual, transmuting before the gallery-goer’s gaze, the shifting contours of curator Kristine Ong Muslim’s surreal panorama delineate the unconventional, the unexpected, and the unnatural. Traversing this visionary vista’s panoply of “rooms of unfinished lives,” the reader unearths and examines and reanimates—revealing the transcendent uncanniness that subsists underfoot.
We Bury the Landscape is a collection of 100 little stories about 100 different paintings and other works of art. It is a carnival of the absurd and the macabre -- a carnivorous sunflower, a boy with a propeller head, and a boy who is forever wedged in the floor of his bedroom. Read the complaints of Aunt Mimi who is addicted to cosmetic surgery. Flinch at the onslaught of goldfish on two incestuous siblings. Feel sorry for a resurrected minotaur. And so much more....