Ottawa Surrealist Group
October 3rd 2017
The night is, for us, about interruption. A nocturnal game experiment with “interjection” – players write on a topic but are forced to incorporate unknown “hinge” words as they are enunciated by the speaker, perhaps mimicking the sudden imperative of a hypnagogic command, or incarnating actively the form of an intrusive night-thought. Results are uncanny and reveal strange new coordinates and angles about particular topics. The hinge words (represented below in bold) can be clustered around obsessive themes or chosen at random as the player likes. The topics were dwelt on for several rounds, providing many texts on the same theme that were stitched together below: a nocturnal tapestry in two parts. The goal is perhaps to bend reality in its entirety to such a “listening posture”, so that a readiness to hear the echo of the unknown resounds in even the most banal activities. Perhaps all of this results in an aural form of “l’un dans l’autre”, best played in the dark.
Part I – Advice on How to Sleep Well
1. Deposit a glowing hot bag of technology beneath your pillow.
2. Take a glass of water that will encourage innovation in your dreams.
3. Spend long hours counting entrepreneurships in your head.
Before bed it is important to use technology so that your mind becomes one with the innovation of the mass collective. Start your entrepreneurship and dim the light before your eyes. This technique will aid your sleep habits.
Warm milk can sooth and relax one’s inner body and bring about the hypervisualization of dreams. We recommend brainwashing to not be an insomniac. Normal sleep personalities are available by invocation at your local neuro-torturer. The magic of modern new sleep technologies also mean entities such as Japanese dream eaters can be domesticated in imaginary agricultural prisons. The future is here.
To sleep well it must be cold. The furnace must also be a hypervisualization rather than a reality. You must have a long brainwashing that cleanses your mind of the clutter of the day. Sleeping well is nothing but an invocation of the dynamics of the night. Essentially, you become one with the magical forces unleashed with the setting of the sun. In that sense, entities coalesce into a single activity. When the prison of the dream shuts us in we must embrace its lunar sell bars.
Ensure your bed is associated with the act of sleeping or butter-sex. Cream can also make a bed feel homey, especially the kind that comes with human jam. Breakfast is something to look forward to at night so drink only warm milk spiced with cereal.
After a busy day sleep is important to wake up with in the morning with a big spoonful of butter. When
done properly the cream will come from your organs with a mild jam. This is the greatest reward you could do for yourself for breakfast. Once you drink milk your mundane cereal will turn within your stomach…
Part II – Questions for a Priest
So I have been going about my day and I have a question about cuddles, he’s a bear in my room and I often think about spooning it. This leads me to make smooches to my carrot fondling it wildly in my garden, this is how I embrace myself dear priest…
Why does your nose dangle so long and so very dribbly?
Why do cuddles so offend you?
Where is the devil in your personal interpretation of spooning?
How does god account for so many smooches?
What is the doctrine as per the Augustinian position on fondling?
Do you read Shakespeare for the embraces?
Further, what is the church’s position on masturbating to the devil? I know the Pope has never spoken against his demonic aliens and the subconscious link they make to ladyboys, but wouldn’t the world be a darker place without these god-ordained comforts.
Where does the sun come from?
Why does the Devil smell so good?
Who is your favourite spice girl and what does the Pope think about that?
Why are rainbows connected with aliens?
Where does money become important for the subconscious, the preconscious etc?
Are you sick of the world?
Do you miss having sex?
Could you dispel my theological doubts on silverware? It, with pliers can be turned, after a monkeywrench application, and a plunger, into bullets for slaying werewolves – am I wrong in my gasket for believing it is not a luxury?
Oh priest where has the time gone and my silverware is no longer shiny. I take my pliers and dip them in acid but my one and only monkeywrench has a reaction with my plunger so I blew my gasket…