Sunday Reading : Witches, sign language, Vantablack, poetry, refugees, etc.

Witches of Chiloe : Mike Dash, Compass Cultura
Sign of the Times : Sara Novic, Granta
Can an artist ever really own a colour? : Jonathan Jones, The Guardian
A Jellyfish With a Jew’s Ear, for the Millions : Jake Marmer, Tablet
Possible : Wendell Steavenson, Granta
A Journey to the Medical Netherworld : Alison Motluck, Hazlitt
Inside the Strange and Beautiful Box Economy of Women’s Prisons : Jessica Austin, Broadly
A sinking jail: The environmental disaster that is Rikers Island : Raven Rakia, Grist

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Cats and goats and SATAN

My “reference” folder is out of control.

Here’s what I was researching about three months ago + yesterday morning when I was busy not being able to sleep.

A couple of the prints are pretty obvious if you know anything about art history – Albrecht Durer. It’s hard to miss that “AD” signature. There’s also a Francisco Goya drawing in there.

Reading about witches, witch hunts, witchery, etc. Primarily mapping the timeline – starting in Europe – and the things that tended to lead to accusation, method for “proving” the woman or man was a witch.