Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Every fortnight (or thereabouts) I intend to release into the tangled mess of decaying ideas that is the World Wide Internet a tiny bundle of Content which will, if used correctly, take up no more than five minutes of your unquestionably busy day to consume.
To help me achieve this pitiful vision, I need stuff. Your stuff. Please shove anything you might have (so long as it’s tiny and in some way good) into my starving inbox via davidberisedwards at gmail dot com
Images: No bigger than five centimetres by five centimetres.
Texts: No longer than 100 words.
Sounds: (For potential sound supplement) No longer than thirty seconds.
The sooner the better, my lovely ducklings.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tom has been a remarkably warm and generous friend and collaborator with many of us in this community even at the height of his illness, and has been an essential part of the avant writing community for many decades.
Jim Leftwich has put up a page where you can see some of his recent work:
A guide to his collection here at OSU may be seen here:
Additionally, his beautiful poem Tract was the centrefold of Synapse 3 and his poems appear in various other Post-Neo publications, and his collaborative book with bela is being distributed as it becoms financially feasible.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
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Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Most unfortunately we were not able to get Aaron Howard (Brooklyn, NY) and Cory Wellington (New Brunswick, NJ) on video due to the exhaustion of our tape supply. You can hear them here http://postneoabsurdism.com/may2493.html at Tomislav's inspired audio archive of the event! If anyone has video of these magnificent folks please let us know, we'd love to get our mitts on em!
Colonel Pratt @ The Oromancer 5/24/09 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.
Love and Barrrs!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The show that featured:
Accidental Seabirds (NY)
All Over The Where (NY/NJ)
Martha Clippinger (NY)
Warren Fry and Olchar Lindsann
Aaron Howard (NY)
Brian Ross (NY)
The Ruined Frame (MD)
Jeff Zagers (GA)
–is now Available for Download at:
You get to relive the WHOLE damn event, dirt, pie, herring and all!!
Tracks have been titled where the titles were known, and updates will be made if anyone would like to send titles.
A flickr has also been created to host various Post-Neo-Absurdist images and if anyone would like to upload some photos, just ask for the login info. [ http://flickr.com/photos/postneoabsurdism/ ] There is yet to be found a multiple-person-login type of feature.
Thanks again to everyone who performed, read, shewed work, and just shewed up!
VIM VOM VIM, VOM,
PNA NJ, esq.
Cross Listed: The Oromancer on myspace
Sunday, June 7, 2009
***!!PostNeoABSURDist Aesthletic CHAIR JOUSTING!!***
Tomislav Butkovic and Warren Fry vs Evan Damerow and Olchar Lindsann
Kim Berman and Warren Fry vs Debra Keanelly and Evan Damerow
Warren Fry and Kim Berman vs Olchar Lindsann and Tomislav Butkovic
Tom Russotti and Tomislav Butkovic vs Jeremy Mintz and Evan Damerow
Greg Kim and Olchar Lindsann vs Drew Valins and Evan Damerow
Also included is a post-Chair Jousting Fire Spinning performance by Julie Ziff Sint.
This event occured at the Dirty Dirty after the Aesthletic Wiffle Hurling All-Star game held at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY on March 14th 2009.
For more on the Dirty Dirty visit: [ http://thedirtydirtybrooklyn.blogspot.com ]
For more on the Institute for Aesthletics visit: [ http://aesthletics.org ]
For more on PostNeoAbsurdism: browse this blog!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Original Post: Action: Its a Show!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The Ruined Frame (Rick Weaver MD)
with J Zagers (GA)
Aaron Howard (NY)
Accidental Seabirds (NY)
Colonel Pratt (NJ)
Emily Colvin (NJ)
Joseph Ruck (NJ)
Cory Wellington (NJ)
Sunday the 24th of May at High Noon!
The Oromancer is proud to welcome back some old friends and say hello to some new ones! Rick Weaver (The Ruined Frame) will be up from Baltimore on a regional tour with his friend Jeff Zagers from Savannah, Georgia. From New York we're honored to have our good friends Aaron Howard, Accidental Seabirds, and Colin Challender & Reid Bingham's AllOverTheWhere. New Brunswick's own Colonel Pratt, Emily Colvin, Cory Wellington and Joseph Ruck will be sharing their talents! And something from us Post-Neo's will be in the offing!
Also dropping in with visual work to share will be
Brian Ross (NY),
Sarah Granett (NJ),
Martha Clippinger (NY),
and, quite possibly, more!
BYOB and food please!
131 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Soon we'll put up Ralph's reading of the Bible Babel, which occurred several minutes after, this; then Lindsann's phonetic poem and part of Michael Peter's Vaast Bin performance, and that's everything we've got from Roanoke.
Also within a few days--official info on the upcoming re-re-convening of events at the PNA Oromancer space here in New Jersey, with Rick Weaver up from Baltimore and a slew of other Post-Neo friends from NJ and NY.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Ubu Enchained, Act V from PNA-Video on Vimeo.
There were lovely pre-recorded bits that we rudely souted over, and improvised scenes-turned-actions. This act would have been performed Saturday night at the Water Heater space, but due to Olchar's puking everywhere it had to be delayed til Sunday, in a different space. Hosting were Olchar Lindsann, Warren Fry, Tomislav Butkovic, Julian Mathews, Evan Damerow, Bradley Chriss, and Megan Blafas. Sara Adrian filmed. Jim Leftwich caried the Vizier around for Julian; and let it be known that was John Bennett who pulled out his knife and started freeing all of the prisoners a few minutes in, leading the inevitable audience backlash (which we nonetheless were forced to keep firmly in line). Ralph Eaton also tormented us quite a bit. Asshole.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Performed at the Water Heater (Roanoke VA) on 2/21/2009 in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival.
In this performance: Evan Damerow, Tomislav Butkovic, Olchar Lindsann, and Warren Fry.
Ubu Enchained, Act IV from PNA-Video on Vimeo.
Act IV follows in the tradition of Post-NeoAbsurdist puppet theater. With special guest stars Mr. Squibbles as Perkins, Tsubasa Berg's altered 'BAR' Chicken as Lord Dufferin, and Mr. Livingston as Pa Ubu, the roll he made famous in Olchar Lindsann's shitr film, Ubu Roi.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Participating in this event were members of the New Jersey and Washington D.C. Post-NeoAbsurdist Contingents and members the Water Heater audience.
Ubu Enchained, Act III from PNA-Video on Vimeo.
Performed on 2/21/09 at the Water Heater, Roanoke VA
Act III was conceived as a live, participatory foley event. It appeared after act IV (coming soon) which was performed earlier that day. The dialogue was prerecorded and played over loud-speaker while event participants used objects like shoes, chains, and watermelons to produce live foley sounds. We ran out of tape before the act ended so the last two minutes are lost to memory, unfortunately.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Dear friends, enemies and innocent bystanders,
In the interests of brevity, I will be brev. Suffice it to say that if the experience of translating this play has taught me anything, it is that the act of translation involves not merely substituting one word for another, that is to say not at all. It involves rewriting the whole thing, not merely for speakers of English, but for speakers of the 21st Century, of America and England, of digital watches and fat-free yoghurt and 24-hour supermarket shopping. That is not to say that the text has been brought up to date in any way- indeed, I hope it maintains that unnatural combination of eerie timelessness and off-putting anachronism with which, in part, Alfred Jarry won our love in the first place.
My other great realisation was that, contrary to my previous beliefs, I could not actually speak French at all. This was, as you can imagine, something of an impediment to the completion of this project. Nevertheless, I discovered that by staring intensely at the book for a protracted period of time, I was able to extract some meaning from the senseless gobbledegook on the page. It is that meaning, painstakingly squeezed, that we present to you
My thanks go out, of course, to the New Jersey Post-Neo contingent, firstly for doing me the honour of choosing to perform my translation of Ubu Enchainé, and secondly for edifying it with what I anticipate to be a truly shit-hot performance. I hope you may come to appreciate the horrors which I have wrought upon this poor, defenceless piece of theatre. I am clutched by horrifying pangs of grief when I think that I cannot be with you today in order to suffer the deluge of rotten fruit, eggs, other groceries and perhaps even physical beatings that I might otherwise have found myself suffocating beneath in the event of your displeasure.
Amy Oliver, Feb 2009
Evan made the puppets, performing them are him, Megan Blafas, Warren Fry, and me (Olchar), with Tomislav on sound.
More documentation up soon!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Bob Kaufman (1925-1986) was a surrealist/beat poet most known for his activity in the late 1950's and early 1960's in the San Fransisco Bay area. Known in France as the American Rimbaud, he co-founded Beatitude Magazine and is considered by many to be the quintessential jazz poet of his generation. His spoken word poetry comes to us largely because of the work of his wife Eileen Singe who transcribed his readings.
Anderson is seen her at the Water Heater in conjunction with the Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival. He is accompanied by Matt Ames on guitar. Later, Post-NeoAbsurdists Brad Chriss and Olchar Lindsann join him for a simultaneous scat poem. Anderson caps off the reading with two of his own poems.
T.J. Anderson reads Bob Kaufman at the Water Heater, Roanoke VA, 2/21/09 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.
by Bob Kaufman
On yardbird corners of embryonic hopes, drowned in a heroin tear.
On yardbird corners of parkerflights to sound filled pockets in space.
On neuro-corners of striped brains & desperate electro-surgeons.
On alcohol corners of pointless discussion & historical hangovers.
On television corners of cornflakes & rockwells impotent America.
On university corners of tailored intellect & greek letter openers.
On military corners of megathon deaths & universal anesthesia.
On religious corners of theological limericks and
On radio corners of century-long records & static events.
On advertising corners of filter-tipped ice-cream & instant instants
On teen-age corners of comic book seduction and corrupted guitars,
On political corners of wamted candidates & ritual lies.
On motion picture corners of lassie & other symbols.
On intellectual corners of conversational therapy & analyzed fear.
On newspaper corners of sexy headlines & scholarly comics.
On love divided corners of die now pay later mortuaries.
On philosophical corners of semantic desperadoes & idea-mongers.
On middle class corners of private school puberty & anatomical revolts
On ultra-real corners of love on abandoned roller-coasters
On lonely poet corners of low lying leaves & moist prophet eyes.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Just last week Olchar Lindsann, Evan Damerow, Tom Butkovic, Julian Mathews, Brad Chriss, Megan Blafas and I got back from Roanoke VA after having finished our production of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Enchained, translated from the French by British Post-Neo Amy Oliver. We were invited by Jim Leftwich, Brian Counihan and Ralph Eaton to perform the play in conjunction with the Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival. It was decided early on to take a different approach with each act (pantomime, improv, puppet play, shadow play, and radio play with live foley sound), which gave us a chance to explore different creative modes and lent itself well to the loose structure of the Festival itself.
Here is a link to Jim Leftwich's amazing Flicker post of the Marginal Arts Festival (with over athousand photos):
Here is Act I, which we decided to do as an improv of the original script. It took place on Market St. in downtown Roanoke and was strategically positioned at the mid-point of the 1st Hoo-Rah Marginal Arts Parade organized by Ralph Eaton.
Pa Ubu- Brad Chriss
Ma Ubu- Megan Blafas
Pisspoor- Evan Damerow
Pisspot & Eslpeth- Julian Mathews
The Three Free Men- Tomislav Butkovic, Olchar Lindsann, Warren Fry
UbU Enchained ACT I part1 05/20/09 from PNA-Video on Vimeo.
Camerwork by Jim Leftwich (thanks Jim!)
We have a host of documentation to go through and put up on the blog. This includes the Be Blank Consort, which took place in New Brunswick last November (its almost ready), the rest of last summers Anti-Festival, and Fiddlesticks events from nearly a year ago. So, our work is cut out for us. But bare with us, its coming!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
the slaves rebellion
he stands at the crossroads of humanity
composd in the moment which has enveloped all of us
ghandi asserts the left
the slaves stand silently in the wet fields
in small groups. tears are streaming down their faces
we are the silence you created, come to revive you
into life itself and its promises and forgiveness
such a quiet rebellion! engendered from within
great circumstance toward the light on the horizon
of emptiness, into the flames on the borders of the heart
we walked slowly and deliberately --
a man approached the beast saying 'trust me'
we remember 'I have a dream' as we all did
as we all had a dream, as we all do still
the embrace of history's arms is calm and sea
gulls rise through the flamingos at incirlik airfield
the jets thundered in and out, no bird strikes ever
this is the salience of small things arriving in the mail
now let's go out and kick some ass