Pablo’s Lament By: Rabindranath A. BhoseWith every passing day,I find myself more bitter.And needless now to say The customers get shitter.Tiny charts her reckless course, Boa whispers in her ear,Of bad advice - an endless source,The rest of us are left to fearOur path through the waterOur journey at sea.The Captain Log’s author Less canny than me. When Joeyina comes in And envelops us all With thunderclaps, lightningAnd dramatic rainfallMaybe then we can all Get a decent night’s sleepAs the customers bawl And the open decks weep.When the skies open upI can lick my bar cleanOh so empty my cupBut at least it will gleam There is nothing for me On this God awful ship To Joeyina I plea: With your force make it flip.Into sunnier timesWhere we swim wild and freeThe clock’s hourly chimesMuffled flat by the sea. A familiar hum And intertwined necksTo my ears it will come ‘Til they no longer flex Until then I must toil As Hobby drones on And my blood will still boil Until curtains are drawn.
Bio: Daphne Simons (b. The Netherlands) is a visual artist currently based in Papaioea, Aotearoa NZ. Their work incorporates moving-image, sculpture, drawing, and collaborative production methods. These forms allow them to expand the potential of surRidiculism, a self-defined tendency. They have a Master of Fine Arts from The Piet Zwart Institute (NL). Recent exhibitions include ‘Material Context’, Het Archief (NL) and ‘YIKES’, Growing Space (NL). They have co-produced a series of comic books and installations with Josie Perry titled ‘PLASMA FREEZE’, and performed at TWENTY ONE, South-end-on-Sea (UK); Locatie Z, The Hague (NL), and LaVallée, Brussels (BE). They have undertaken artist residencies at Kunsthuis SYB, (NL), Wassaic Project (USA) and Enjoy Contemporary Art Space (NZ). They collaborate with Li-Ming Hu as the artist duo RIFF RAFF, which held projects at GLOVEBOX, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space and The Physics Room, and they co-organised the temporary project space CANAPÉ CANOPY with Mark O’Donnell.