Text of Light is the blog/archive of one Max Goldberg, critic for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, resident of Berkeley, California.
Despite taking my sweet time with it, this page was borne of necessity. As a freelance writer, I find my work scattered across disposable newsprint and internet traces. Text of Light is an attempt to gather up these materials and render them accessible: the elements of a broader occupation. As I collect my work, so too do I hope to collect my thoughts. I imagine the blog section of this page will mostly take shape as musings on the films, music, and books which ring my life, with ample room for sudden swells of thanksgiving for the friends and Bay Area locales which heighten my consciousness on a regular basis.
The idea of centering oneself on so diffuse a medium still strikes a paradoxical chord in me, and so it is that I inaugurate Text of Light with all due trepidation and curiosity.
Text of Light is named after a film by Stan Brakhage. The header image is from a still of Oskar Fischinger’s 1926 film, Spirals.