We need to make all kinds of spaces “in the country for people to invent themselves.” We make these spaces in conversation with our new and old cultures and politics, online and in our homes and at performances, galleries, readings. We let what rises bleed out into public space and we let it reclaim and reshape private space.
for your blood moon
When a lady sees me drinking bonbron,
she expects that me is the kind that builds book shelf
but not in the way that IKEA builds the book shelf
using computers and robot
because I already know where the wood parts is
for example I saw the wood in a bar or other wood place
such as picnic tables or trees in the park
I get the right amounts of wood with no math
because never math, never ever math
if you even get near the smell of math, take a long bath
I let her use the saw because I am druhnk from borborn
use the saw please, it’s easy and never cute
we are deep in the earth with the saw and we must saw correctly to
prepare for the moon to hatch into a whale
that will swallow the terrible math
Uncle ACE (Kindness REMIX feat. Robert Owens).
Scenes of my hometown & where I grew up in Ilford, Essex.
Directed by Adam Bainbridge
Camera by Phil Thompson
Edited by Adam Bainbridge and Jeff Sternberger at 2150 Editorial
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some recent favorite short/experimental/animated films;
- Life/Kyanq [Artavazd Peleshian, 1993]
- End/Verjend [Artavazd Peleshian, 1994]
- Մենք / Мы / We [Artavazd Peleshian, 1994]
- Sapovnela/Song about a flower [Otar Losseliani, 1959]
- Spring comes to Kashmir [Ravi Prakash, 1956]
- Mind the steps! [István Orosz, 1989]
- The garden/A Kert [István Orosz, 1993]
- Arabesque for Kenneth Anger [Marie Menken, 1961]
- Lights [Marie Menken, 1966]
- Querelle de jardins [Raul Ruiz, 1982]
- The very eye of night [Maya Deren, 1958]
- Le mura di Sana’a/The walls of Sana’a [Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971]
- Two solutions for one problem [Abbas Kiarostami, 1975]
- Blok/Blocks [Hieronim Neumann, 1982]
- 31/75: Asylum [Kurt Kren, 1975]
- Komposition in blau/Composition in blue [Oskar Fischinger, 1935]
- Shift [Toshio Matsumoto, 1982]
- Hand movie [Yvonne Rainer, 1966]
- Hakob Hovnatanyan [Sergey Paradjanov, 1967]
- Kievskiy Freskiy/Kiev Frescoes [Sergey Paradjanov, 1966]
- Hokusai [Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1953]
- Nine variations on a dance theme [Hilary Harris, 1966]
When is your birthday (day/month/year)?
16 / May / 1993
Where are you currently located?
5701 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60660
Which people have influenced your creative work the most?
boomhauer from king of the hill, bobby from king of the hill, mason johnson, dante, luanne from king of the hill, switzerland, RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Masta Killa, cassandra, Prince, David Liebe Hart, nick white, Giulietta Masina especially in La Strada, dana ward, laura goldstein, ariana reines, alice notley, steve rogegnubuck, summer, marc chagall, kim vodicka, God, jean-paul belmondo, Lil B the Basedgod, etta james, papa john, mayakovsky, bulgakov, dale from king of the hill, han solo, ted berrigan, beyoncé knowles, cassandra talking about beyoncé knowles, cassandra talking about alice notley, tadd (shouts out to tadd’s crew) adcox, john milton, young charles bernstein, old charles bernstein, weezer (lol), my mom, bernadette mayer, davis deford, hd omg i love hd, anne carson, kathleen rooney, lacan, joakim noah, russell jaffe, dan shapiro, kant, tim rose, the Holy Ghost, quinn, scottie pippen, tom simmons, ol’ mike from the 36 bus, frank o’hara, keats, yeats, linda cardellini, wyatt, vanessa place, barack obama, fucking whitman, daniil kharms, kelly from the office, kafka, baudrillard, my plant named robert plant and whoever else, at whatever time, i am currently in love with, so most people
Who is the last person you kissed?
my big brother, on the lips
Why do you write?
to affectionately troll the dumbass that accidentally or otherwise reads my shit so as not to leave the fragrance of my farts unwafted or unappreciated
Favorite planet/celestial body?
Early bird or night owl?
What is your current occupation?
filling out boost house survey, watching Law And Order season five, gchatting cassandra
Who are your parents and what do they do?
my parents are Soulja Boy. DeAndre Cortez Way (born July 28, 1990), better known by his stage name Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper,record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
In September 2007, his single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single was initially self-published on the internet, and it later became a number-one hit in the United States for seven non-consecutive weeks starting in September 2007. On August 17 Way was listed at number 18 on the Forbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings of 2010 earning $7 million for that year.
Way has currently released three studio albums and one independent album: his debut studio album Souljaboytellem.com (2007) was certifiedplatinum by the RIAA. However, his next two albums, iSouljaBoyTellem (2008) and The DeAndre Way (2010) did not match the commercial success of his debut, the latter only selling 100,000 copies, despite the success of several singles across both albums, such as “Kiss Me Thru the Phone” and “Turn My Swag On” (iSouljaBoyTellem) and “Pretty Boy Swag” (The DeAndre Way). This was mainly due to negotiation problems with Interscope Records which meant a limited amount of records were made available to the public.
As of 2011, Way has confirmed he is working on his fourth studio album, which will be released in 2014.
Have you had any particular life experience that has strongly impacted or informed your writing?
living in chicago
If your first true love knocked on your door with apology and presents, would you accept?
no i’d make her read the fucking scroll i wrote for two years after she cut my heart out but ok maybe i’d take the presents
What subjects do you most often engage with in your creative work?
What things are you most passionate about politically/socially?
the people close to me, which i realize is ethically reductive, but i am a selfish loving asshole. besides, isn’t love the true foundation of communism and, like, everything?