The Problem I Did Not Consider
Christina May Carey
Recalcitrance is the tensioned unevenness of things that are seemingly slick—and the steadfast beat of our fallible bodies in reaction to them. The friction of our bodies: things felt in and through. A percolation or pressure, tracing an uncooperative mechanism, surfaces as puncture, perforation, blister or inflammation. A clattering resistance to a formulaic rhythm, emerged as wear then fracture. To unpick/make felt, subliminal messages located by subconscious states, or states/symptoms caused by illness and injury. The surrounding environment must be muted, turned down, the dull hum of reality on the periphery. Remnant images surface of misplaced memories or forecasts once filed away, awaiting future appraisal.