at the 2017 Venice Biennale
by Victor Salvo for The Biennial Project
photo by Victor Salvo
Lost in Tngri
Fire. The Sun is Heaven sent. The Sunfire makes the pastures grow the pasture grass. The sun droughts up the land or runs away for too long. Cattle sheep ram lamb burn to black. Fire lovemaking sperm seek along the skulls.
Fire droughts up the land. Circling us. Cooking us. Sits down on a lone fire red fish still alive, Sun, still swimming above the scorched economic lines.
Fire. Fire your weapon straight and true. The scope tells you where to aim. Fire molds the bronze. Fire curves the barrel. Water remembers and walks the rifle after rifle, a flock of the ungainly.
Water flows in a ribbon, flows the trees, rivers come from Tngri, the gods, down from the sky, up to the sky.
photo by Paul K. Weiner