Unspeakable Difficulties, 2015
Navine G. Khan-Dossos & Mark Pilkington






I am trying amid unspeakable difficulties. It is impossible for me to know how
much of what I send reaches you. I feel as if I had presented my credentials reiterated
the proofs of my identity in a wearisomely repetitive manner. The nearest
simile I can find to express the difficulty of sending a message is that I appear to
be standing behind a sheet of frosted glass, which blurs sight and deadens sound,
dictating feebly to a reluctant and somewhat obtuse secretary. A feeling of terrible
impotence burdens me

Mark Pilkington, 2015


Mark Pilkington is the author of two books, Mirage Men (Constable, 2010), now an acclaimed
documentary feature film, and Far Out: 101 Strange Tales from Science’s Outer Edge (Disinformation,
2007). He has written for the Guardian, Fortean Times, Sight & Sound, Frieze, The Wire and
many other magazines and journals. Mark also runs Strange Attractor Press, edits and publishes
its occasional journal and organises events and exhibitions. When not working with words, Mark
plays synthesisers and electronics with musical outfits including The Asterism, Teleplasmiste,
Raagnagrok and Urthona. He lives in London, England.