Essays

Killjoy

“The joke never fails to amuse. That said, certain conditions must be met.”

Gazing Fixedly Upon Infinity: Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp

“The black of the infinite and the blue of stellar transition, heaven, the cosmic sea, are balanced in contrast by the white of the moon-sphere, the soap bubble pipe, and the ghostly border which both separates and connects the lower portion — the physical realm — to the stars above.”

Art in the Age of Economic Recession: B.S. Johnson and Ben Lerner

“Confronted with a dominant mode of expression, Lerner finds ways to revivify its language, finding an almost lyric beauty in words thought stripped of poetic currency – they radiate back into the world, stepping lightly as though new born.”

Not Simply for Those Moments’ Sake: A Retroactive Manifesto for Late- Twentieth Century Pop Music

Alex Niven asks:
Where has the magic moment gone?

Subtle Bonds of the Encounter: Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) / bpNichol (1944-1988) / Ibn Arabi (1165-1240)

“What if metaphysics was a branch of cinéma fantastique?”

Time, Space and Ghosts of Form: Giorgio de Chirico’s Hebdomeros

Ed Sugden asks:
Where have time and space gone?

The Astronomer’s Dream: Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life

“What if cinema was a branch of metaphysics?”

The Concept Is Interesting

Stephen Ross asks:
Who is Robinson Jeffers?