PLACELESS drifting, colonization and reconciliation as interior journey (an interview with Tim Lilburn)

“European culture’s post-Cartesian proclivity for a certain form of knowing, a certain form of what many take to be cognitive rigour, has caused the closing down of the contemplative tradition in European thought. This has meant, because of the pedagogical attachments that mark this seemingly lost tradition, that conversation, attention, interior transformation have undergone a complete loss of philosophical significance. It is not surprising that settler culture does not comprehend where and what home is, since it does not know how to see, to take in, individualities and their relationships.”

Tim Lilburn is a Canadian poet, philosopher, and essayist — from Saskatchewan, and a longtime West Coast resident (Victoria).

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An Afternoon with Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is a generous man—generous with his time, his space, and his thoughts. I’ve long admired his paintings, and often wanted to say hello to him when I see him in the street. He was quick to answer our request to interview, and we spent a good four hours on his Main street studio looking at his canvasses and imagining the paintings for the stories which he proceeded to share.

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