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Channel of Curiosities

Tony Herrington

"This odd museum merely documents, juxtaposes, relativizes – a perverse collection."
– James Clifford, "On Ethnographic Surrealism"

In the Unofficial Channels column of the February issue of The Wire, I write about Flokimotheque, a YouTube playlist that revives the perverse poetics of ethnographic surrealism. The playlist contains more than 100 posts that each juxtapose a single still image with a single piece of music. Check it out here to see how prolonged immersion in such a seemingly prosaic process can reconfigure the senses and send ripples across the surface of the Real.

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