Limited edition of 1 book and 10 chapbooks. Series of 7 libretto arrangements. Collaborating via email began in March 2014 and ended late last year.
John Bennett is a writer/poet/performer who uses language and all its convolutions as his medium of expression. His puts together and pulls apart as the words move him, with unexpected juxtapositions of sounds and rhythm. John is an avid and very generous collaborator and I’m hugely pleased we got be ‘distrubeding our wurds’.
We have been at this collaboration for over a year, so I’m glad to have it committed to paper! For a full version of the work see: http://collaborativecanto.blogspot.com
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Erich Sundermann in Austria, in a strange dream was given this snippet of information by the Red Giraffe. The reason for this was that a plan had been found within Janie’s lamp (More commonly known as Aladdin’s Lamp), and the owner of Gerald’s guitar shop, realizing the value of such an item, and the harm, should the plan would fall into in the wrong hands, had cut up the plan (now nearly 2000 years old), in order to keep it from the hands of The Others. The architect, better known as Caius Sergius Orata (fl. c. 95 BC) was also a famed merchant (that information is also important as the pearls relating to his oyster breeding still form the ball bearings for the mechanics of The Bridges Between.
(It wasn’t until the late eighteenth century that the basic design for bearings was developed – in 1794, Welsh ironmaster Philip Vaughan patented a design for ball bearings to support the axle of a carriage, but in truth, Sergius had discovered this through his connection to the Bhubezi Women).
Aside from being well known to his contemporaries for the breeding and commercialization of oysters (we’re talking BC here!) he was also a noted innovator of the hypocaust underfloor heating. Although this became a commercial venture for him, it was to disguise his part in building the heating systems which would protect the Women from the Freeze of Between. As an aside, Sergius Orata became rich due to his inventions; he was distinguished for his love for luxury and refinement, and titled The Orata. The reason for this was that the orata were a kind of fish so called for its golden color (aurata, “golden,” also spelled orata). … because he wore two big rings of gold. BUT more about those rings later.
PLEASE take care of your piece of the map should you receive one – No doubt The Red Giraffe will be knocking at your door soon. He and The Traveller need to gather all the sections to re-form the plan in order to mend The Bridges Between.
Painting on Wood Pulp – 1m X .80cm. Cut up for book covers – The Authentic Massacre of the Innocent Image – Painting # 80.
Today – Poetry Collaboration – David Chirot/Cheryl Penn.
Edition of 12 chapbooks, 1 book. David Chirot and I maintain an erratic email correspondence, but when his messages arrive their energy is rapid, like fast footfalls pounding the pavements of the city where he lives. One feels the truth of the true lives David inhabits within the spilling of his emailed words, falling too fast to take breathes between. If one searches one can find the FACTS about a person – where they live, where they went to school, but these words speak nothing of The Person. That comes through sharing Words. Many thanks David – what a privilege. Correspondence for this collaboration with David began 14th August 2014, and has not ended – it was just time to commit to the printed word.
The pockets open out to reveal copies of two rubbings David sent and two visual poems I made on the day the books were complete. For the full set of exchanges see:
One of David’s verses:
Today I saw you again,
down by the junkyard wall
your thick bodied back
half turned from me
the long trench coat dirty and unbuttoned
with a paranoids nod and covert glance
you snuck looks at me
as you hunched
by the Wall
There is another poem David sent titled 14TH AUGUST Today anniversaries of atrocities. This will be published as a separate edition of 12 chapbooks.
ZINE IN A BOX, Made in MAILART
All I can say is this is one of the most amazing zines I have ever seen – all testimony to a work ethic based in sound conceptual art practice and HIGH standards of self-expectation. TICTAC cut the plastic pigs herself – there is a story attached to that and – what can I say, I am filled with admiration, and as pleased as punch to have been in this publication from the beginning – it feels VERY collectible – in the main due to TICTAC’s vision and execution thereof.
Participants to Edition 7
Andrew Maximilian Niss, Germany
Angela Behrendt, Germany
Antonio Gomez, Spain
Claudio Romeo, Italy
Cheryl Penn, South Africa
David Stone, USA
Emilio Carrasco, Mexico
Gianni Simone, Japan
Heinz W. Lotz, Germany
Horst Baur, China
Jack Oudyn, Australia
Jürgen O. Olbrich, Germany
Lubomyr Tymvik, Ukraine
Piet Franzen, Netherlands
Pier Roberto Bassi, Italy
Reid Wood, USA
Serse Luigetti, Italy
Tiziana Baracchi, Italy
Vittore Baroni, Italy