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Blake Oetting

is a writer based in New York. He is currently a PhD candidate at New York University where he studies modern & contemporary art.

Catherine Telford Keogh: Nervous System

There are risks with every surgery. For the most part, these remain hypothetical scenarios only realized as part of a phantasmagoric paranoia: a clumsy incision, the quivering hand of your surgeon, an unforeseen lump. Anticipating this obsessive worrying, hospitals aim to reassure us through a compensatory iconography of total sterility.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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