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The ribs, once fine and flexible, became heavy and imbricating so that they could support the thick trunk.
For her, making a slave woman part of her "family" means taking the slave woman's story and imbricating it into her family's narrative.
Instead, imbricating incompatible data systems that code, capture, and transmit tenuous sensory experience, her images reveal points of friction between qualitative notions of subjective interiority and quantitative techniques for their "storage" in binary code.