Mar 09, 2010

nightmares in neon

The phrases bloom in my mind, filled with monstrous possibilities. As you read, the voice in your head becomes by turns lover, mother, creep, sadist, rapist, murderer. Snag on a particular phrase and, as you watch it slide away, you'll miss what's coming up behind. Occasionally, the words blink on and off, or stall and reverse. It is hard to keep up, even though they glide by at a walking pace, silently.


The Guardian's Adrian Searle on Jenny Holzer's exhibition "For Chicago."