WHAT CONSISTENCY CAN TEACH US

ALEXANDRA KLEEMAN

FRIEZE, DECEMBER 2020

As a homage to Calvino's 'Sim Memos for the Next Millennium (1988), Alexandra Kleeman's 'On Constancy and Form' was written in response to the sixth and final theme of Calvino's text. 

Consistency, Kleeman states is a subtle mode of world-building capable of holding us within an internal rhythm, dwelling in the the evenness of pandemic restrictions that ask us to consider life not as a compilation of colourful activities but as the quiet, observant mode that encourages to cohere with top-down instruction. We become acutely aware of the steadiness of our routines and find ways to mimic work commutes and business meetings finding the familiar in unusual situations as a collective effort. 

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