Issue 5 The Myth of Revolt – Submissions Open
Do you sense it—on the streets, in the dreamtime, by the shore? Like a great hand that glows in the dark, groping to strangle destiny, the myth of revolt is feeling its way into existence. This spring, let’s go searching to assemble the scattered limbs of the black god. As a start, we propose three Domains of Revolt that will act as surrealist vehicles for our summoning.
THE DOMAIN OF THE MASK. Revolt has many faces. Can you recognize it? The Mask of Revolt is somewhere out there, grinning in the shadows, calling your name. Go out into your city or somehow step “outside” (whether into the streets, zones of exteriority, atopses, worthless places, urban atmospheres). Find the mask and acknowledge its presence in whatever form it may choose to appear to you. Play with it, photograph it, film it, describe it, or otherwise communicate what you discover.
THE DOMAIN OF THE INVOCATION. Entire continents rearrange at the whisper of the word Revolt. Policemen melt like wax. It is a word with deep weight, it is a dark, grey metal… The call of Revolt must invoke a deeply transformative process from which there can be no going back. Teach us its ritual, its sacrifice, the myth of its invocation. This could be an alchemical formula, an occult spell, a scientific methodology, an intersubjective ceremony, or some other form of mythopoetic summoning.
THE DOMAIN OF THE MANIFESTATION OF THE GREAT NO. Revolt is the striptease of the starving. To the miserabilists who claim ownership over the world, it defiantly cries ‘I am not thine, but Free, and forever hate thee!’ Show us the manifestation of the Great No. This could be the record of an event, a propagandistic tract, a dialectical encounter, a revenge fantasy, a memory, an act of vandalism, a dream, a tribute to a historic revolt, a monster, or whatever else you take to incarnate “The Everlasting No”.
All submissions for this issue should be in response to the domains outlined above. You may submit to any or all of the domains. However, please send only ONE submission per domain, and indicate which domain(s) each submission is intended to cover.
We especially encourage collective submissions and games based on the above domains.
Email submissions to: email@example.com
Submissions end May 15th.
The Peculiar Mormyrid Blog is now open for general submissions on an ongoing basis. If you have something to communicate or an opinion to express on a topic of interest to surrealism or the surrealist movement, please submit. These submissions can be anything in the service of the marvelous, the poetic, or the revolutionary, but especially more casual, occasional or informational material than would be submitted to the journal. We think the blog would be an ideal place for essays on surrealism, news items, reviews, tracts, declarations, games, questions, surveys, rants, dream accounts, reactions to contemporary situations or other content that is explicitly surrealist in intent.
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