Housewifery / Carly Anne Ravnikar
dancing girl press, 2015
Carly Anne Ravnikar is a recovering housewife living in relative hermitage somewhere in Wisconsin. She shifts between conflicting identities both in her written and visual work, as well as in her personal life.
The Housewife and the Plumber
A glamorous and a growing. A
distaste for the same old. Which is
to say an understatement. We work to
be good, to be lovely. We pray in socks,
but naked, otherwise, and very erect,
very aroused. We are attentive. We,
both seeking and sought, can't seem
to stand quite still enough in our
position. A crook and a crawling.
An unease in the moment. Which
is to say we're finally breaking.
We live in shifts, stifled in coveralls
and marmalade, chilled in our insides
and yet steamed, yet stalled. A weird
and a wondering. A narcissistic baring.
Which is to imply the obvious. And to take
for granted all things lifting. We borrow
affairs and set out to make our agendas,
our planning, our managing of the home.