The Winnipeg Cold Storage Company
This essay is excerpted from a longer piece published in CV2.
The title of “Winnipeg Cold Storage Company”
poses the question of collective memory and what
it means to say that ‘things might be done with
storage’? The problem of collective memory is
thus immediately bound up with a question of
performance. What does it mean for storage not
only to store, but also in some sense to perform
and, in particular, to perform what it stores?
Published online March 20 2013.
The text from “THE WINNIPEG COLD STORAGE COMPANY ” is appropriated and manipulated with the most love from Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative by Judith Butler.
Jon Paul Fiorentino is the author of Stripmalling, Indexical Elegies, The Theory of the Loser Class, Hello Serotonin, Asthmatica and Transcona Fragments. He lives in Montreal where he is a professor of Creative Writing at Concordia University, the editor of Matrix Magazine and co-founder/publisher at Snare Books.