In room 34, dogs are beheaded with cleavers and suspended over buckets to let the blood collect; the heads are thrown in a corner, where a rickety adolescent burns away the hair with a oxyhydrogen torch before piling them up.
Archive for March, 2011
Cymbals resonate at intervals in room 33’s hexagonal space. Colored wood cubes are scattered on the matted floor, at the center of which the papier-mâché diorama of a mountain stands. Ionic thirds of column apparently sustain the ceiling from the six corners of the room; on the northern wall, a moon and a sun, as if they were up in the sky at the same time, are roughly painted.
The floor of room 32
of dark, damp, fat earth is made.
A flower-like moon in heaven’s high bower is engraved on room 31’s high and flat metal ceiling.
Room 30 is broad and sunny, geckos sometimes crawling up its old adobe walls.
A thread discends from the middle of room 29’s groin vaulted ceiling down to three feet high, where a gold-enameled fish is suspended.
A statue of figwood has been set in room 28;
a mouthless statue of figwood with three legs and no ears.