3 beautiful books received for this Artists Book swop on http://artistbooks.ning.com
3.0 # 14 (Say Cheese) TICTAC – please see http://an-encyclopedia-of-everything.blogspot.com
3.0 # 14 (Urban Myths) TICTAC (Germany)
3.0 # 14 (Holes) Svenja Wahl (an)
Part of Blue Black Semantic and The Curious B series. (The Authentic Massacre of the Innocent Image – Painting number 78).
Blue-Black Semantic had been stationery for over 2 days, silently evaluating the person of Probability Theory. As a random subset of Planes in the Boolean Fields, it was difficult to set activity parameters for further moves forwards (or backwards for that matter). The Continuum of Percolation was serving no one any good, least of all Curious B.
That’s the difficulty with theoretical bounds of information capacity – the Grammar Rules were unruly and generally extremely excitable (something to do with compound possession?). Further problems were alternative subjects and verb agreement – no wonder the Curious B had wandered off with a tattered and battered map indicating overlapping sets of realisations.
To recap –
Free Verse a·le·a·to·ry ˈālēəˌtôrē,ˈal-/adjective:
depending on the throw of a dice or on chance; random, relating to or denoting music or other forms of art (in this instance writing) involving elements of random choice (sometimes using statistical or computer techniques) during their composition, production, or performance.
These chapbooks afford me the opportunity to commit my words to paper and collation – to produce evidence that thoughts/notes/scribbles can become more than that. The point is not always to produce a work of excellence – how few there be of those, but to work towards one. There are often moments of clarity, – like the last verse of Dorothy Orange which resonates with the disjuncture of existence I think we all find ourselves in. These verses for me hover between narrative and poetry – possessing the formal elements of neither. As I’ve commented before – I’m in no-mans-land right now – and I had the thought that those plowing the ground are not those that reap the harvest – I guess that’s how it is with many experiments. It certainly feels like that with my own. For the full ‘poem’ see
Dorothy Orange we were so SPECTACULAR on supersonic skateboards. Come my beauty, rise, though your underbelly lies exposed. Vodka anyone? We’re on our way to Mars flying clockwork pieces
Petru Viljoen (South Africa) – Breathing Spaces
Lisa Iversen (USA) – Emotional Holes – loss and isolation
Jac Balmer (UK) – Unknown persons – knowledge holes in photographs.
Maps to Jupiter and Rome
If in your travels, you ever encounter a Map To Jupiter and Rome, be aware you’ve found a GREAT secret. To interpret these rites of passage to the stars you will need an unrecognizable text and a Great Code Cypher with which to untangle the way. She, the scribe at The Book Worms Lunch may for certain hold the key. Whichever way you choose to begin your journey to the stars, also know that no-one who has ever been there will give you all the clues – part of the journey is finding your own way. There are some things I can tell you are essential:
- sealing wax
- Jackie Paper
- found graph fragments.
One thing I DO know, its going to be a long journey. This part of a series of evidences (I hope!) took a few months to get here. But we know what books are like – it INSISTED on being posted during a strike. And, from that list, if you know Puff the Magic Dragon, he’ll help.
The Hollow Trees of Treebian
Nr. 1 of an edition of 10 handmade books. Colophon: handmade by the author in 2014 with fine art matt paper, embossing and rubberstamps during an autumn that felt like the summer we did not have in Bavaria and just before the Oktoberfest.
I know Ptrizia inhabits numerous wonderful worlds, like Quindi Islands. The Hollow Trees live in a place no different to this – neighbor to Quindi Island? Treebian is “an island located in the Archipelag of the Fairies, in the South Pacific”. If you have any imagination, you’ve been there – the wind is gentle, so that trees like the Nisi Quiuque have no fear that their live seed will be dropped into the ocean. Rather, two fey seedlings, dropped every 5 years fall gently between their parents where they will be nurtured until they are big enough to walk away and find other Hollow Trees of similar kind.