Image: Emma Cocker, Glimpsed.
I have been invited to contribute to a new independent editorial project, Pretentious Writings #001
pretentious |priˈten ch əәs|
attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is
Origin mid 19th century from French prétentieux, from pretention.
Pretentious Writings is a new independent editorial project organized and edited by artist André Alves. Pretentious Writings emphasizes the crossing of meanings; how the modes/mediums of processing information and languages affects our understanding. The project starts from Alves’ interest in the loss of meaning of the adjective pretentious in its migration from Latin to Anglo-Saxon languages. Pretentious Writings #001 will include visual or textual contributions (essays, poetry, short text, meta-text, concrete poetry…) from invited international writers, poets and artists: André Alves, Chris Reeves, Cynthia Gregory, João Pedro Trindade, Natália Calderon, Ricardo Castro, Eduardo Leitão, Diego Vites, Francesco Ventrella, Angelo Ferreira de Sousa, Virgínia Pinho, Emma Cocker, Valter Ventura, Maria Sottomayor, Danielle van Zuijlen, Patrick Coyle, Rui Silva