A response to Alain Joubert’s “Cartes sur table: adresse aux surréalistes”, the opening essay in What Will Be Cover design copyright of Brumes Blondes Alain Joubert thinks that Surrealism is at risk of falling into obsolescence. He may or may not be right about that. In this time of global revolt and unprecedented repression, is … Continue reading Open/Closed
We denounce capitalism… We reject everything that restrains the full realization of human life. This life is being stolen from us before we learn to know it. We only vaguely discern it through traces of freedom, beauty and excitement. (Stockholm Surrealist Group, The Scream In The Sack) In the beginning is the scream. We scream. … Continue reading Reading John Holloway
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!
A suggestive article in the March issue of Fortean Times (FT) explores the "hidden links" between Surrealism and Forteanism. It makes some intriguing connections, but ultimately its argument doesn't come off. Surrealists and Forteans can't help but be excited by some of the same phenomena, although they may not always know or care very much … Continue reading Surrealism And Secret Shit