We live in times that both embody and defy speculation. Our imaginations save us and abandon us, often, in quick succession.
In this thematic Speculation issue, Rungh features Larissa Lai’s Iron Goddess of Mercy with an excerpt, and a featured Conversation. Artist Sun-Xun’s painting and video installation images from Mythological Time, accompany the Conversation.
Columnist David Garneau probes an emerging Indigenous identity that is gradually eclipsing the identity "Aboriginal".
Rungh is also launching its Komagata Maru: Pasts, Presents, Futures Initiative page, by putting in one place Rungh’s engagement with the Komagata Maru from 1992 to the present. As a part of this engagement, Rungh is publishing two articles (one a reprint, one brand new) which questions a central “fact” of the Vancouver Mural Festival’s Taike Sye ye Mural. A letter to The Tyee about the mural is also published in Rungh’s Samachar/News section.
In keeping with the theme, we include a review of Manahil Bandukwala and Conyer Clayton’s poetry chapbook, Sprawl – the time it took us to forget.
Speculation, fact, remembering and forgetting, all in this issue of Rungh.