Roderick Van der Waarden

March 29, 2019

Foreword to Issue #4

With “The Momentum Issue,” Expanded Field is excited to present its fourth collage of words and images with a recurring leitmotif. The collection of creative works in this issue is the sum of a variety of themes and tensions we found in and among our submissions. Such an underlying tension is one between technology and nature, or the push and pull between the weightless and the […]
December 18, 2018

Foreword to Issue #3

With “The Vortex Issue,” Expanded Field is proud to release its third collection of words and images with a specific leitmotif. This issue revolves around the theme of circular movement. As an emblem, we consider the vortex to present the weight that exists within the pieces of this issue. But choosing a vortex was not just for its symbolism; it’s a pattern in every way. Through […]
November 19, 2017

Foreword to Issue #1

With this issue we are proud to launch Expanded Field, a biannual, online and open-access English-language journal for creative writing and image/text experimentation. Why Expanded Field? Following from art critic Rosalind Krauss’ 1979 article “Sculpture in the Expanded Field,” we want to draw attention to the tenuous manner in which various creative practices are set in relation or opposition to one another—and how we can further […]
November 19, 2017

Man Falls in the Fast Lane

As of this Spring, the ice caps melt inside his glass in a fury of noes and yesses, the pleasure of petrichor usually killed by a necessary peppermint breeze. No one minds the aspirins sinking, accelerating with the days. He broke up his casualness, it’s more than a fling or a flight of fancy, loathing and embarrassment mixed until turning see-through. 5th floor, the angel suite […]