Shameless dirtbag, Rauan Klassnik, had the nerve to ask me why people should read Deluge this September. And then he did what he always does. Posted it on HTMLGIANT…
seapunk’d and stark raving mad
Dear Tumblr followers, like many of you, I recently read Gavin McInnes’s repulsive Thought Catalog article titled, “Transphobia Is Perfectly Natural” and, upon my own request, I am now officially a Thought Catalog residue. I am a “Page not found" and I do not want to be. My name has been removed from all of my previous Thought Catalog articles. I do not want my name attached to an organization that would publish what was obviously pure hate speech. I considered the ways it could be justified and I came up with 0. I’m just done with that place.
Allie Moreno writes, "Secretly, I want to brush my teeth with sorrowtoothpaste. Doesn’t seem like it’d be overly minty. And if I used mirrorcream, I’d wonder if I’d see myself as others see me."
Read her other 24 points about Kim Hyesoon’s book [here]
I had an incredible conversation with Ed Steck about The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), a suffocating book of holograms, hauntings, and tunnels of code.
PC: “Exploration is a language of progression.” I open this book. I start at the beginning. By page 11, I am referred to the Appendix at the back of the book. I have to read the fine print if I want to advance, right? (Advancement is key, said someone important once and probably on TV.) The beginning of this book—this Garden—seems to also be the end. At this point I feel like I’m following instructions. I feel like a far less subversive reader than when I began (like when I was trying to decipher the censored text). I’m definitely following instructions now. Why? Because I desire something? Why do I want to go exploring? I want to advance because advancement leads to answers, right? Why am I persisting, Ed?
ES: You are persisting because being mechanical is natural. Naturalism is a mechanism. As I mentioned earlier, The Garden, at times, is a translation of perception, and in this instance, it is a translation of form. The Garden, the book, is a map, a directory. I wanted it to be read as a manual. Or, to appear to be able to be read as a manual, rather. And, to advance through a manual, the reader has to follow the rules of the system created by that document. It marches you through the confinement of that reading experience. It’s weird, because I realized that later on in the process of writing it – the inclusion of the appendix was something to contain the narrative of the text, to contain the landscape within it. It’s evil to be lead through your own mind, to have direction decided for you. And, I think this is where desire fits in, to break out of that mode of instruction.
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"More than just the same story of the tragic hybrid positioned against a rigid world of binaries, in POP Corpse everyone is a sicko, which makes sickness the norm. In the underwater kingdoms of the sea, all our freaky thoughts find a utopian enclave. We can say whatever we want, whenever we want; the lewd mess in Internet comment streams is brought to the theater; and we’re invited to ‘cannibalize ourselves into art.’ Glenum’s is an appropriative aesthetic actively combating the vintage look, as her work refuses to sanitize history as well as refusing the world of homemade soap. Other practitioners of the abject find themselves at a similar crossroads between nostalgia and a need to violate any dressing-up of that nostalgia.”
-from Will Vincent’s “Vile Tide: Abject Art and Lara Glenum’s POP Corpse”
"Fingered in the gunshot wound. / Bore me a new one. / I can’t seem to bullet together. / One of those long legged nights, / on a gun, off again. / I get down on my needlings / and pray to god love you."
Deluge No. 3 will feature the art and writing of Kim Vodicka!! And what exactly does that mean? It means this magazine cover definitely isn’t what it seems. It means this issue of Deluge might be one of our most NSFW issues ever. It means, as Kim might say, “My apocalypse are sealed.” (At least until September.)
"I’m not one for buying books these days, not as much as back when I had to own everything I read. But this is a book that you should buy, and own, and leave lying around so you can open it at random and read passages aloud to people." -from Dennis James Sweeney’s review of Rain of the Future
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