Issue # 16 ARCHIVE

Jan 06, 2016

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Inside MAKE #16, “ARCHIVE,” you will find stories, poems, essays, conversations and visual art oriented around concepts of memory, preservation, photo negatives and negative hands, disappearing/reappearing faces, letters sent and never received, lost and recovered traces; in short, the archive (or its simulacrum). One is reminded of Jacques Derrida’s “Archive Fever”: “The concept of the archive shelters in itself, of course, this memory of the name arkhe [rule, government, beginning, origin, first place]. But it also shelters itself from this memory which it shelters: which comes down to saying also that it forgets it.”

Archives are assembled to remember a first place, an origin site that houses historical codes and modes of order, but they are also, weirdly, selective mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion that strategically forget, reassemble or reorder the objects of memory. An archive remembers inasmuch as it forgets, stores away (for later), blurs, and obscures. The archive you will encounter in these pages is one that plays with these notions, and we hope you will enjoy it.


  • Savior City
    Cecilia Ochoa
  • Good Samaritans
    Sooze Lanier
  • A/B
    James Tadd Adcox


  • A Case Before the Star Chamber; Superseded
    Ben Merriman
  • Take a Picture, I'm Praying
    Andrew Johnson
  • Print that
    Jim Ross
  • Neenah, EJIW and the Birds
    Bill Savage
  • Four Cut Short
    Kathleen Heil
  • Redbud Lane
    Robert Boucheron


  • The First Installation, Installation 19, Installation on sex, Installation 28, Installations discussed, The History of the Art Installation 1, Installation 29, A prisoner, The History of the Installation, Future Installations (A Coda)
    Julie Carr
  • Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler
    Lauren Haldeman
  • Occupo
    Edwin Torres
  • Lost Privilege Company: Frankie, Joseph, William, Josephine, John, Uriah, Ernesto, Victor, Albert, Raymond
    The Blunt Research Group
  • 02.04.14, 01.26.14, 02.24.13, 03.22.14
    Stephanie Anderson
  • One Girl, On Seasons, The Sky Without Air, Never to Divide by Zero
    Marc Rahe
  • Our Thirty-Three Names for the Sleeper in Exile, The Night Vigil: A History of Sleep, 1993--1998
    Matthew Reed Corey


  • Tale of a Sheet
    Alejandro Zambra Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
  • Poemas perdidos/ poemas encontrados: para una revista de poemas fantasmas
    Luis Felipe Fabre Translated from the Spanish by Daniel Borzutzky and Jose-Luis Moctezuma
  • Paper Bodies
    Lina Meruane Translated from the Spanish by Kolin Jordan
  • Autobiography
    Gabriela Jauregui Translated from the Spanish by Carolina Casanueva
  • Fogwill's Dog
    Mario Bellatin Translated from the Spanish by David Shook
  • The No Manifesto of Tribu No, Introduction to The Stupid Diaries, Mondo (Excerpts from The Stupid Diaries)
    Cecilia Vicuña Translated from the Spanish by Rosa Alcalá
  • Entering
    Cecilia Vicuña Translated from the Spanish by Anne Twitty
  • Woodland Pattern Book Center, Madison, Wisconsin September 29, 2001
    Cecilia Vicuña Translated from the Spanish by Rosa Alcalá
  • from Floating Lanterns (IV and VI)
    Mercedes Roffé Translated from the Spanish by Anna Deeny Morales
  • Sketch in the Sand, Express Train
    Oliverio Girondo Translated from the Spanish by Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin
  • Selections from Valdivia (6-11)
    Galo Ghigliotto Translated from the Spanish by Daniel Borzutzky


  • Conversation:
    Jennifer Scappettone and Nathanaël
  • Interview: Armando Salas
    Juan A. Gaitán, translated by Brenda Lozano and Jose-Luis Moctezuma


  • The Hikers
    Eileen Mueller
  • Houses
    Claudia Peña Salinas
  • Selections from Monuments
    Jovencio de la Paz


  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
    Caleb Caldwell
  • The Albertine Workout by Anne Carson
    Ayten Tartici
  • With My Dog Eyes by Hilda Hilst
    Marcus Creaghan
  • Heliopause by Heather Christle
    K. Rose Miller

    Art and illustration

  • Tyler Landes, Alexandra Lakin

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