Chris Packham was giving a talk. The room was crowded, and he was working hard.
I watch as the mutations unfold inside the belly of the flask. The substance swirling through the water becomes viscous and gels into the shape of an octopus flopping along a seabed. A shock of recognition: so this is why the mediaevals used to believe that octopuses were the products of alchemy!
Last night it was the 16th century and I was getting dressed and ready to participate in some kind of religious-monarchical ceremony (maybe a coronation, it was unclear). I was dressed in male clothing of the period and was having trouble getting the pointy shoes on. I also wasn't too sure where I was supposed … Continue reading Trouble With Shoes
My friend S and two or three male friends of his are in town, and my lover P and I are shepherding them around. S has a hand missing, his arm ends in a smooth wooden dome onto which he can fix all kinds of attachments – a corkscrew, for example. We take them to … Continue reading The Visitors Centre
Note: This blog post mentions the films Avengers Assemble and The Cabin in the Woods, and contains mild spoilers. There are a lot of reasons for despising corporations like Marvel and DC, but that's never stopped Surrealists worldwide from being devoted and sometimes obsessive fans of their comics. The relationship between corporate imperatives and the … Continue reading Surrealist Smash!