3 04, 2017

The Grass Plot Round A Sun-Dial by Jason Abdelhadi

By |2017-04-03T13:58:24+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Essay|0 Comments

Do you know who is in your garden? Is it a pronoun combined with a chronological list of achievements? Or is it a self-conscious spell, projecting itself on various situations? Does it cast a shadow at brillig? Does it salivate over its own legend? Or is it starving to escape its own fixity, in a [...]

19 02, 2017

Surrealist realism by Jesús Garcías Rodriguez & Bruno Jacobs

By |2017-02-25T13:46:43+00:00February 19th, 2017|Essay, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We recently found out through Facebook that an “International Surrealist Exhibition” took place in the Municipal Museum of Cartago in Costa Rica (free admission), which shares a logo with a certain Camaleonart Foundation — Art and Entertainment (and that is precisely what it is to a large extent nowadays). It deals with no less than [...]

14 01, 2017

End Notes from the Aquatic Lanthorn by Jason Abdelhadi

By |2017-02-25T12:07:19+00:00January 14th, 2017|Essay|0 Comments

My object here is simply to project the draught of a systematisation of Cetology. I am the architect, not the builder. But it is a ponderous task; no ordinary letter-sorter in the Post Office is equal to it. To grope down into the bottom of the sea after them; to have one’s hands among the [...]

23 12, 2016

HANDS OFF THE WORD “SURREAL”! by Ron Sakolsky

By |2017-02-25T12:07:19+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Essay|0 Comments

The enemies of poetry have always been obsessed with making it a slave to their immediate ends. They see jet bombers without thinking of Icarus. Benjamin Péret On December 19, 2016, the gatekeepers of discourse at Miriam-Webster Dictionary named “surreal” as its Word of the Year. Far from taking this dubious distinction as a compliment, [...]

16 12, 2016

Postal Transmogrification

By |2017-04-03T14:30:04+00:00December 16th, 2016|Essay|0 Comments

SC: The desire has come to me recently to step back and “file a report” on the mailings we have been pursuing for the past two years. We started with the primary goal of creating a sort of catalyst for the “mailbox marvelous”. After all, who hasn’t formed a certain connection with this mysterious box [...]

2 12, 2016

Surrealism: the Mouth of Shadows

By |2017-02-25T12:07:19+00:00December 2nd, 2016|Essay|0 Comments

Surrealism as a cultural force does not remain an existent and discussed phenomenon because of technology or any of the developments since Breton’s group. It is a chthonic, primal force with roots in shamanism, primitive cultures, and every last magical, obscure secret in the history of magic. Every bejeweled rock which remains unturned is the [...]

11 11, 2016

Eat Your President For Breakfast

By |2017-02-25T12:07:19+00:00November 11th, 2016|Essay|0 Comments

Shittttttt! The long and tiresome campaign of President Posterior (elect) has revealed to home audiences (we can hardly call the unmobilized American masses anything else) the dyspeptic underbelly of the liberal-democratic fantasy. Locked within the confines of their curated Internet timelines and baseless feel-good truisms about voting, clueless pseudorationalists speak about waking up to a [...]

14 10, 2016

Lovecraftian Acrostics by Jason Abdelhadi

By |2017-02-25T12:07:19+00:00October 14th, 2016|Essay|0 Comments

Game Played on the Night of October 12th, 2016 at St. John’s (King’s) Churchyard, 271 North Main Street, Providence, Rhode Island Poe knew of this place, & is said to have wandered among its whispering willows during his visits here 90 years ago. Last August I shewed this place to two guests, & we all [...]

15 08, 2016

On Certain Possibilities of the Irrational Embellishment of Living Surrealism by Jason Abdelhadi

By |2017-02-25T12:07:20+00:00August 15th, 2016|Essay|0 Comments

It's of note that today the monster is accruing yet more status in the shared mythos of rebellion. As before, it retains the honorable title of destroyer of men and cities, and also its long history as a collectible, destined for some hellish cabinet. Yet it has come to reveal another counterfactual power against the [...]

6 08, 2016

The Head of Doctor Faustus as He Appeared By Chance in the Dirt by Jason Abdelhadi

By |2017-02-25T12:07:20+00:00August 6th, 2016|Essay|0 Comments

 [BENVOLIO strikes off FAUSTUS' head.]         His head is off. - The Tragedy of Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe On the evening of Friday, July 29th 2016, I was walking on Mackenzie Avenue in downtown Ottawa, directly in front of a Tudor-Gothic monstrosity called the Connaught Building, which houses the Canadian Revenue Agency. This part of the city [...]