Saturday, June 28, 2008

CABARET. TONIGHT.

Hello chaps!

Hopefully you all tuned into WFMU this morning in time to catch the long-anticipated Post-NeoAbsurdist Miraculous Anti-Hour. Should you have failed to do so you can hear the whole show online at the following internet-world-wide-web-address-site-page: Thus.

And PLEASE don't forget that if you're in the area of New Brunswick tonight then you have NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER not to attend the somewhat-climax of this most wondrous of Anti-Festivals; The Quadricentenial Bilge-Worm Cabaret. It will be good.

131 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, NJ. 8:00PM. TONIGHT.

See you all there! VIM!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

http://www.flickr.com/photos/textimagepoetry/sets/72157605822835347/

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Jim Leftwich's post-neo absurdism solidarity show happen Wednesday, June 25th 2008,
in Roanoke Virginia. Photos are posted at Jim's flickr site above.

MY KIMONO BOOK

FREE pdf file AVAILABLE NOW at www.lulu.com/lunabisonteprods .. click on the title "MY KIMONO BOOK" for more info and to preview the book. OR go to www.flickr.com/cmehrlbennett/sets/72157594534258236/ and look at ALL my kimonos in a slideshow... including the ones that are not collaborations.
At my flickr set, you click on an image during the slideshow to see my comments. The comments are often embedded with web links that show the honorary person's original work before I messed with it and/or to show you that (honorary or ornery) person's vispo, poetry, photos, essays, etc. because you want to learn about them after seeing such a titillating kimono image, right?

OLCHAR LINDSANN has graciously invited me to show some digital kimono prints in a gallery space in his home in New Brunswick NJ --sometime in November before Thanksgiving-- if very many of my kimono book collaborators actually show up for a reception (and there is some interest from a few vispo V.I.P.s) then there will also have to be a "Be Blank Consort" performance that day. So stay tuned!! Olchar will post details by the time the leaves start turning pretty colors in New Brunswick.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Quadricentenial Bilge-Worm Cabaret

Come one and all to this most rare and thrilling of occasions. Delight in the horrid and rampant destruction of defenceless objects, the furious displacement of vulnerable foodstuffs, the merciless rape and eventual slaughter of countless words, audiences, ideas and that fucking gorilla that sings the macarena. Laugh at the British people and their puzzling insistence on pronouncing the word "aluminum" with an additional "i". Saturday the 28th of June, 8:00PM (No, really. We mean it.)



Wear clothes you hate.

VIM!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A delicious anti-banquet

Some more photos. They're a bit massive if you click on them. Either Olchar's photo editing software is really crap or I'm really stupid.






For those of you who weren't there, we made Jelly (Jell-o) with words in it. It didn't exactly look like Jelly but it was moderately delicious and it had words in it.








Huzzah!

Well that was fun.







I'll stick the rest on my blog and we'll get the videos up here sometime over the next few days. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

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HRR are yeee dlog5 updates from last strdy w/ a-l-a-n- -r-e-e-d.

i'm pretty sure tsubasa took a few of these. four britan natives are currently on go-'rounds here and as much as i know did some performance in underground dwellings last night with loud loud loud rolling stock. I wonder how that went. BE HERE NEXT SATURDAY for WHOKNOWSWHAT¿ Who wants to put something together for saturday? Reid? Devin? Lukharna? Monty?

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There should be more soon, but I believe its being held captive by a DV tape that just refuses to let the data come off of the magnetic tape. The tapehead and the tape had a huge argument about it the other day. I could hear them while I was looking... or was that just the water. Anyway, the tape heads had it out for the magnetic tape, but was charging so it really couldn't do anything about it. Subsequently, I don't think that the tape head was very aware that by kicking the shit out of the miniDV tape, he'd lose all of his dada to read anyway. Consumer camera these days!

I also came across an article by Warren in the Brooklyn Rail about Courtlandtland/We are the Seahorses if anyone wants to check it out. Reminds me that I don't go to shows enough. Curses Steve!; Haha. [ http://www.brooklynrail.org/2008/06/artseen/we-are-the-seahorses ]

Sunday, June 15, 2008

ANTI-FESTIVAL WEEKEND #1: Barm release reading


We're getting these up here as fast as we can--for the BARM release on Saturday, 7 June, people from the New Jersey community took turns mangling and wrangling poems from the journal. Here's every single one! Huzzah!

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Steve Dolnack performs T. Butković, To Be Performed Out Loud

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Julian Matthews performs B. Chriss' Icarus

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Kevin Donnely performs D.B. Edwards, Some Things.

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Karl Doerrer performs a poem by Professor Aristotle.

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Olchar Lindsann performs Fast Sedan Nellson's translation of Wordsworth's Lines Written in Early Spring into Even-More-Boring

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Kevin Donnely performs a text by T. Butković

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Reid Bingham delivers an Anti-Prophesy by O. Lindsann

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Tomislav Butković performs A. Howard's Your hair sweeps naturally and gracefully
back from your face

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Paul Bruner performs Imogene Engine's Sensory Oneirocritica


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Warren Fry and Miss Ricketts debate the eternal question: Radish Art or the Babylonian Empire?


Documentation of the rest of the evening's proceedings asap!!!

PNA NJ Maximum Overdrive!!!!

THIS SATURDAY!
06/21/08

THE ANTI FESTIVAL REACHES CRITICAL MASS!

9 Guests from England, DC, Ohio, Maryland and Illinois will be descending upon us like a Tsunami of Post-Neo cavaliers!

The event BEGINS AT 8:00pm!

131 Bayard St.
New Brunswick NJ 08901


Please come on time, as our guests have traveled over seas and states and nations and time-zones to be here (in many cases rearranging their lives to make it happen). We've been talking up how amazing New Jersey audiences are, so don't let us down - you won't be disappointed.

OUR ESTEEMED VISITORS:

Angie Lennard (Chicago), Brad Chriss and Megan Blafas (D.C.), Nick Hallam (England), Aaron Howard (Brooklyn), David Beris Edwards, Eleanor Francis Waterfowl, and Amy Oliver (England), Aaron Andrews and Matt Cooper of 'RAP VAN' (Ohio).

This will be the LARGEST meeting of Post-Neo's and friends of Post-Neo in the six year history of the movement! Look to see as Post-Neos who've published together, listened to one another's poems over the phone, or co-signed manifestos meet face to face for the first time, and old friends are reunited.

Stand by for further updates as the week progresses...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Nobody expects SATURDAY!!! from Alan Reed.

And it is Saturday again. It is Saturday and so there are things that will happen. Things! The sorts of things that you expect to happen and the sorts of things that you do not expect to happen. Or perhaps it will be things that you do not expect to happen and then things that you expect to happen. It depends on what you expected to happen. This, you might not have expected this. It does not sound like what you expected to happen and yet it is almost Saturday. Saturday! Of course we are writing things and we are sending you things. And if these things are not the things that you expect us to write and the things that you expect us to send, well, that is pretty much what you expect of us, isn’t it? Hello. It is Saturday again. There are things that will happen. I am here. I will do things. I will read to you some things that I did not make and I will read to you a thing that I did make. It is about Orpheus. Warren Fry and Olchar Lindsann will help with the thing that I made and they will read to you some things that I did not make. They did not make these other things that they will read either. They are things that other people made. There will be things that other people made. There will be things made by Samuel Beckett and Mark Sonnefeld and Jacques Derrida and Tomislav Butkovic and R. M. Liuzza. Some of them will read the things that they made and others of them will not read the things that they made. Those are the things that will happen. Saturday. Seven o’clock. 131 Bayard. It is a nice house. And things will happen.

And then. On Sunday. Sunday! There will be things, things that you do not expect. We will go for breakfast. Because we do go for breakfast on Sundays. We may not go when it is time for breakfast but we will go for breakfast. We will go to The Hungry Pedlar. It is a nice place to go for breakfast. And after we go for breakfast we will go back to the house, the house at 131 Bayard, and we will do more things. More things! We will have tea and we will have cakes. Well, we’ll probably have coffee instead of tea. I know how to make a very good cup of coffee and I am not so good with tea. Coffee would probably go better. And the things. We will read things. We will talk about things. We will have things and it would be good if you had things too. It will be good. All of it. All of it will be good.

let me shower and caress you with beautiful images


an attempt of showing others what they cannot (yet) see with their own eyes due to distance.

this is, partly, 'the mecca' according to Mark Sonnenfeld! we have been graced by his hand deliverance of many publications and presence in our first few days here at the house. hopefully he'll be able to make it out much more frequently!




Paul Bruner (NJ/NY/NC) Installation 'Presidential Penises' etc



Megan Blafas and (2) Post-Neo Archives


BAR BAR BAR Sword, Warren Fry
(a monument for the new brunswick city centre is currently in the works, featuring warren c. fry)


(l2r) jim leftwich, tomislav butkovic, steve dolnack


Imogene Engine


Olchar E. Lindsann


aaron andrews, warren fry


top wall: (l2r) john m. bennett, mete sarabi, brad chriss, chi-kit kwong, john m. bennett, reed altemus


warren fry, thomas russotti, brad chriss


olchar e. lindsann, emilie lennard, terri lennard, bela b. grimm, megan blafas


megan blafas, robert inhuman


evan damerow


mail-art table with tom russotti sculpture at the helm


joseph ruck before any furniture was moved in.


hopefully more later on the epic start of the anti-festival last saturday...

also, welcome... this week! alan reed from montreal, canada.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Eel Leak True Nick Die Vices

If you have electronics toys, tape players, keyboards, radios, or really anything that takes batteries and makes noise, bring it on Saturday night! Come early and we will see (because I really dont know if it will work or not) if we can wire everyone up for amplification. That way we will have a glorious mess of wires, toys, people, and noise.

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We are all so not at all very excited for Saturday!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

FIRST BLOOD - FEST STARTS THIS WEEK!

FIRST BLOOD!!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for! The Anti-Festival begins!

Come on by for the opening Saturday mega-event of the Anti-Festival and help us welcome our first out-of-town guests. In this dramatic unveiling of PNA-New Jersey’s new HQ, Krista Faist (MD), Reid Bingham (NJ), and Paul Bruner (NJ-NC) will be performing while we celebrate the release of BARM and KUH[n].

June 7th @ 7:00 pm
131 Bayard St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

At this Event:

- In our new gallery there will be a sound installation by Krista Faist (Baltimore).

- We’ll be reading poetry and prose from BARM, the long awaited New Jersey Post-NeoAbsurdist Publication. And there will be a special live debate between Warren Fry and Miss Rickets. As an added bonus, just by showing up you’ll receive a lifetime subscription to BARM!

- Paul Bruner will be back in New Brunswick from his new home in North Carolina to perform two new works ‘Viagra w/ Coke & Pepsi: Mine’s Bigger Than Yours’ and ‘Square Hatmann goes Gip Nilat’.

- If we’re lucky, poet and publisher Mark Sonnenfeld (NJ) will show up to read some of his work.

- We and YOU (if you’d like) will read, perform, or show works that have been influential on our practices and lives, AND a simultaneous poem by Evan Damerow, who can’t make this weekend.

- Circuit bending collaboration between Krista Faist and Reid Bingham (NJ).

- Laptops will be circulating on which you can browse through the video pieces in KUH[n], and obtain or arrange your own copy.

- And after all of that, Post-Neo & Surrealist games, an easy-to-use mail art station, puppets, a video camera, and lots of conversation will extend it all until everyone goes home or collapses.

Let’s all begin this thing in style! Come and celebrate with us :

June 7th @ 7:00 pm
131 Bayard St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

And feel free to stop on by earlier in the day to see what’s afoot! See you then!

with love and all that,

New Jersey Post-Neo, esq[s].

(H)Hello everyone!

The Anti-Festival HQ is officially occupied and the festivities commence THIS SATURDAY! The schedule for the month is finally beginning to fall into place, here’s what we have so far; we’ll keep you updated as it continues to develop. There will be far more to come; here’s what we know about each weekend at the moment:

Weekend #1:

Visitors: Krista Faist (Baltimore), Paul Bruner (New Brunswick/ North Carolina).

Saturday, June 7: First Blood! Opening of Post-Neo exhibition, sound installation by Krista Faist, performances by Krista, Reid Bingham, Paul Bruner, Mark Sonnenfeld, readings from and official release of BARM, screenings of Post-Neo video journal [KUH].n., readings of historical texts and a simultaneous poem by Evan Damerow.




Weekend #2:

Visitor: Alan Reed (Quebec).

Friday, June 13: Friday the 13th Event—This is sure to involve the 19th Century gravestones we’ve found (!!!) in our side lawn.

Saturday, June 14: Dramatic reading of Reed’s ‘Orpheus’, and more to be announced.




Weekend #3:

Visitors: David Beris Edwards (United Kingdom), Eleanor Francis Waterfowl (UK), Amy Oliver (UK), Nick Hallam (UK), Angee Lennard (Chicago), Edward Lense (Columbus, OH), Bradley Chriss (Washington, DC), Megan Blafas (Washington, D.C.).

Saturday, June 21: Massive Performances!




Weekend #4:

Visitors: David Beris Edwards (United Kingdom), Eleanor Francis Waterfowl (UK), Amy Oliver (UK), Nick Hallam (UK).

Saturday, June 28: morning—Post-Neo radio hour on WFMU!
evening—Mind-eviscerating Post-Neo cabaret with the British group; DON’T MISS THIS!

Sunday, June 29: Anti-Sports and Aesthletics

* * *

There will be slots every Saturday set aside for reading/showing/playing/performing work by other people that has profoundly influenced you and which you’d like to share, just let us know if you’d like to do something; ditto for performing (etc.) your own things.

And after all of the ‘official’ events, and every other evening with whomever wants to stop by, we’ll be playing Post-Neo and Surrealist games, conversing and debating, making mail art and whatever else, performing poems, improvising; video and sound equipment will be on hand, Post-Neo toys to play with and Post-Neo films and sounds to listen to when and as the mood strikes us collectively.

Other proposed ideas: LET US KNOW IF YOU’RE INTERESTED—
-a collective book-making night
-an Anti-Banquet
-a night of acoustic[etc,] music
-an evening of Splat Poems
-a night of collective Noise improvisation

AND: for all of you local folks, there will be making, conversing, and general merriment transpiring here on most evenings this month, just give any one of us a call or stop on by.. Get in touch for more information or if you’d like to be involved or to see if there’s anything going on here at the moment!

MORE SOON!

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