CHAPTER 37 – The Narrator Experiments with the Materials and Cuts Himself, by Gonçalo M. Tavares

©Paulo Mendes, No meu jardim_Estado de Emergência_dia #22_abril de 2020 http://www.facebook.com/paulomendes21 Translated by Francisco Vilhena Edited by Kim Olson “Without a brain to be looked up in anatomy books, objects and material things, like walls, will have somewhere distributed a central nervous system that, paradoxically, is at the same time in one place and everywhere (…)”  AContinue reading “CHAPTER 37 – The Narrator Experiments with the Materials and Cuts Himself, by Gonçalo M. Tavares”

CHAPTER 36 – The Oracle of Handwritten Letters, by Paulo M. Morais

©Miguel Palma, Tapar o sol com a peneira / Blocking out the sun with a sieve Translated by Diane Grosklaus Whitty Edited by Cecile Berbesi “Any letter could, at heart, be unsettling. Any word held many dimensions inside it. Any name, known or foreign, could point to a path.” Look back and you will seeContinue reading “CHAPTER 36 – The Oracle of Handwritten Letters, by Paulo M. Morais”

CHAPTER 35 – The Calfucura Plan, by Ricardo Fonseca Mota

©Manuel Justo, Lua Fugidia / Quarto Hesitante (Still) https://cargocollective.com/manueljusto Translated by Clifford Landers Edited by Cecile Berbesi “It is necessary to keep alive the voice of Calfucura. To move ahead, we must continue to ask the right questions. What is above is equal to what is below. Look back and you will see the future.”Continue reading “CHAPTER 35 – The Calfucura Plan, by Ricardo Fonseca Mota”

CHAPTER 34 – 1101 101 100000000010 111 11101, by Tiago Patrício

©João Seguro, “02-04-2020” da série “Yvetot por Constantinopla” (em progresso) http://www.facebook.com/joao.seguro.7 Translated by Charlotte Gleghorn Edited by James Young “Ricardo had always wanted to be a machine, to have the speed of a processor, the memory of a hard disk and the chance to be in continuous operation. Could it be that Ricardo was merelyContinue reading “CHAPTER 34 – 1101 101 100000000010 111 11101, by Tiago Patrício”

CHAPTER 33 – All Alone in my State of Banishment, by Helena Vasconcelos

©Julião Sarmento, Bode, 2020 http://www.juliaosarmento.com Translated by David G. Frier Edited by James Young “(…) and right from the beginning of the pandemic, as they shut themselves up in the cave, as they continued to hollow out ever deeper and darker passageways, had forgotten that all they were seeing were shadows that deceived them andContinue reading “CHAPTER 33 – All Alone in my State of Banishment, by Helena Vasconcelos”

CHAPTER 32 – The Writing Entity and Blade Runner, by Isabel Rio Novo

©Pedro Chorão, s/t, acrílico sobre tela, 130x162cm http://www.pedrochorao.net Translated by Gilla Evans Edited by Andrew McDougall “And deeper than anything, the dream of changing the world, of healing humanity, which brought those creatures together around an exquisite invention, wasn’t that in the end just a metaphor for the task of writing?”  It was at thisContinue reading “CHAPTER 32 – The Writing Entity and Blade Runner, by Isabel Rio Novo”

Chapter 31 – The Freedom Vaccine, by Tiago Salazar

©Martinho Costa, Livro de Pinturas, dia 2 de Abril de 2020 http://martinho-costa.blogspot.com/ Translated by Rhian Atkin Edited by Andrew McDougall “Revolution was necessary, a vaccine essential, but it would only be possible if everyone, individually, were to declare disobedience and reject blind loyalty, whether to a teacher, an algorithm or a Deus Ex Machina.”  HerContinue reading “Chapter 31 – The Freedom Vaccine, by Tiago Salazar”

Chapter 30 – A Hundred Days for Every One, by Julieta Monginho

©Fernanda Fragateiro, A Poesia é, 2020 (modelo) https://www.fernandafragateiro.com/ Translated by Sophie Lewis Edited by James Young “Maria might not be dead, any more than she was in the phase we called simulation. Ricardo might not be alive, not even in a cryogenised eternity. Reboredo is a creature under construction, able to move through worlds andContinue reading “Chapter 30 – A Hundred Days for Every One, by Julieta Monginho”

CHAPTER 29 – The Simplest Acts of Humanity, by Raquel Patriarca

©Edgar Massul, sem título, da série Spherical Animals, dimensões variáveis, 2020 https://www.edgarmassularchive.org/ Translated by Gitanjali Patel Edited by Andrew McDougall “Either way, what we do here is not enough. There’s no way we can save humankind if none of us, not a single one, is capable of the simplest acts of humanity.” The voice inContinue reading “CHAPTER 29 – The Simplest Acts of Humanity, by Raquel Patriarca”