2014-2021 : interview dialogues with people of different place, experience and belief on ideas of self, time and other wonderous things.
in 2014 i began to collect audio interviews in my travels and where i live. each year, a new question presents itself and each interaction with friends and strangers is a teacher in its own way. i believe asking questions of ourselves and imagining new worlds is important for human beings.
the interviews represent perspectives in a specific moment in the life of each person you hear speaking. opinions do not necessarily reflect my own, and that is one the points of the whole thing – to gather and share perpectives. answers to these unanswerable questions are not as important to me as the asking – oneself and others, and then listening.
the first book by cole (nicole garlando), written between 2017-2020 and self-published in december of 2021. a sad, sexy little story that swims between existential theories and initimate experiences. available now in limited edition only – get your copy.
“a non-linear story, part autobiography and part fiction to be read as a poem or a dream.
you can begin by imagining sunlight warming the floor and dead leaves.”
-excerpt of introduction to the Plural of Or
“I love the honesty in the lines. The truth. The lifting up of the banal and the broken.” – joseph
“It is so many things. Striking. Haunting. Delicate. It reads like an ocean wave. It has breath. I am swimming in the memory of the words right now and can’t wait to read it again. This is a beauty of a book. I can still feel it in my chest, the hollow of me.”
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