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Zoltan Gera's injuries and illness, the regular absences of various strikers, some misfortune at crucial times - all that goes in the pot, to be stirred ruminatively as the season's sad end nears for West Brom.
An analogy between the exhibition and the tedium of quotidian domestic life is (literally) drawn on many of the black columns, which feature at their bases miniature sketches in white felt-tip of a beaked, anthropomorphic figure--the artist, we are told in a wall text, in the guise of a raven--ritualistically killing time with empty activity: ruminatively chewing cereal, smoking a cigarette, and staring at a mirror and a clock.
The Bride from Odessa, his second collection of ruminatively melancholic stories, has unfortunately met with a similar reception.