Screening Log #18: Night of the Hunter (1955) →
Just a wee update on my blog with a few thoughts about Night of the Hunter after I saw it in theatre on Tuesday evening.
I am sifting down through shafts of light, krill clouds glittering in the...– John Steffler’s “Warm Shallow Sea” from Lookout.
Ford & Lopatin's Channel Pressure. →
::: Ford & Lopatin - Surrender ::: Having thoroughly enjoyed Games’ That We Can Play, I have been eagerly looking forward to this release. After a change of name to Ford & Lopatin, the debut album has appeared here and it is chalk-full 80’s goodness. Of the moment, insofar as the moment is largely constituted by uncanny simulacra of the 80’s aesthetic down to the woozy...
Photographs from Erica Baum's "Dog Ear". →
Baum’s work illuminates a physical engagement with language that I, myself, had never considered as an act of reading until seeing her work. The collision of the language of a text broken open, the unexpected way phrases can spark when they are forced into contact, physically, by re-interpreting the page, can be beautiful and interesting. There is also a direct engagement with the book as...
Thunderlight on the split logs: big raindrops At body heat and lush with omen...– Seamus Heaney from VIII of “Glanmore Sonnets” in Opened Ground.
Brian Dettmer →
There is something here that I really admire, in the patience of these sculptures, in their archaeological methodology and the way that they engage the book. The materiality of language, and of the book itself, is exploded and reconfigured, autopsied and resurrected in new bodies with new names. Dettmer’s work excavates artefacts implicit in the book, but authorially unintended. This is...
few were the words we said, nor knew each other, nor asked, are you Spirit? ...– H.D. from Book 1,  of “Pallinode” in Helen in Egypt.
First Chapters: Stefanie Posavec →
Interesting visual representations of writing style correlating mapping line lengths in the first chapters of classic works of fiction. It’s sort of fascinating to see the style of someone like Steinbeck - short, regular, squarely shaped - compared with Faulkner’s long loping sentences that manifest themselves as austere corridors in this representation. The images also give an...
::: Grimes - Crystal Ball ::: Natural that Grimes’ lastest split EP with d’Eon, Darkbloom, should have “bloom” in its title. Her music has been, itself, rapidly blooming into a robust and unique aesthetic since she released her first album Geidi Primes online last summer, more fully articulating the aspect of her music where weird intersects pop. The video, maybe just a...