It’s very exciting to see that the catalogue for the Archaeology of Hope, an international surrealist game, exhibition and ritual held on the Isle of Wight in 2017, is now available from Head Louse Press. This gorgeous catalogue contains many strange and shocking wonders from the surrealist future.
“The Archaeology of Hope was launched on the winter solstice of 2016, with an invitation to a game that culminated on the summer solstice of 2017. This book is a catalogue of the results of the game, and a record of the exhibition and performance ritual that sprang from it.”
and some unexplained occurrences of aquatic faunas
By Mattias Forshage
Head Louse Press & Peculiar Mormyrid Press
- Savage carnivores that prowl in the park…
- Towns that are made entirely of onions and eggs…
- New developments in the science of eschatology…
- The mysterious monument known only as The Tintin Gate…
Parisian surrealist Michel Zimbacca’s first solo exhibition will be taking place soon in Paris:
Paintings, collages, drawings, objects
October 14th-28th 2017
Vernissage on the 14th, from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Closing Event on the 18th, 8:00 p.m. (poetry readings and films)
L’USINE 102 BOULEVARD DE LA VILLETTE 75019 PARIS
Tel : 01 42 00 40 48 / Site : usine102.fr
The closing evening will be accompanied by a screening of Michel’s films. A collection of his poems, illustrated with with a number of his drawings is forthcoming from Sonambula editions (Montreal) and will be on sale at the gallery.
And for those of us who can’t make it in person, there is a Youtube upload of Michel’s film Ni d’Eve ni D’Adam (1969) with a cameo from Jean Benoît!
June 29 – July 30
Painted Scrolls by Rikki Ducornet & Sculpture by Margie McDonald
Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, WA, 2017.
In my book of essays, The Deep Zoo, I wonder: What if, just as the traces of our earliest forms persist encoded in our genes, a golden age persists deep within the mind, the human mind that produces a multitude of things spontaneously? Dreamed up by Margie McDonald and myself, Crazy Happy is all about chasing after this golden age of the mind and giving free reign to the spontaneous production of a multitude of things. Animated conversation between Margie’s marvelous sculptures—so beautiful, whimsical and erotic—and my own forests of painted paper scrolls, Crazy Happy is sparked as much by our friendship as by a complicitous and visually seductive reading of the world—its sympathies and mutabilities, its minerals and mysteries, its orphaned objects and eccentric biologies.
– Rikki Ducornet
The Akasha Suite, a marvelous new collection of collage and writing has just been released by John Richardson. https://www.johnrichardsonsurreal.com/
‘An exquisite combination of text and image, in a fantastic voyage into the Unknown and the Visible/Invisible…’ – Michael Löwy
ANDRÉ BRETON’S ARCANE 17: A LODESTAR FOR THE 21st CENTURY A CONTEMPORARY CELEBRATION is from an idea by Patrick Lepetit, John Richardson & John Welson and includes contributions from: Jean Bonnin, Miguel de Carvalho, Jean-Claude Charbonel, Neil Coombs, Guy Ducornet, Krzystoft Fijalkowski, Kathy Fox, Beth Garon, Paul Garon, Guy Girard, Mary Jacob, Patrick Lepetit, Rik Lina, Michael Löwy, Desmond Morris, David Nadeau, Jean-Pierre Paraggio, Seixas Peixoto, Predo Prata, Marie Pierre, Michel Remy, John Richardson, Ody Saban, Francine Samuel, Pierre-Andre Sauvageot, Gregg Simpson, Wedgwood Steventon, Laurens Vancrevel and John Welson. Fully illustrated throughout in colour. Texts and essays by David Nadeau, Desmond Morris, Michael Löwy, Patrick Lepetit, Guy Girard and others.
Now available to buy at reduced price here