Today, In Between Hangovers published “Up Off the Crapper.” You can read it here. The journal will be releasing a batch of my poems throughout the summer.
One more visual poem in the H& vispo blog appeared yesterday, June 19. This one’s called “Civilization’s Lost–6” and you an check it out here. This piece is another still from a video you can see on the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel.
In yet another blatant attempt to generate sales for my book Cthulhu Limericks, I created this promotional video, now live on the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel. You can check out the book in eBook and old school paperback formats through Amazon, Lulu, and other retailers.
The video has a rudimentary “plot” in which a reader picks up the book, and while reading a sample limerick is transported to a glitched out, eldritch world where Cthulhu darts forward to capture his prey!
The latest music video. The song is actually rather old. I can’t remember when I recorded it, but probably in the early 2000s, back when the counterculture criticized the media for being under corporate control. I recently made a mixdown of the track. The video itself is new.
Last week I posted a new video to the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel. This one is a music video for the title track from the Tone Ghosting cassette Private Jet Experience on Coffeehead Duck tapes. You can check out the label (and purchase copies) here:
In this video, nymphs and chimera romp across a candy-colored cyberscape as shattered neon waves crumble around them. Plenty of hyperdelic glitch washouts and damaged montages clutter the screen. Everything melts down into a plastic surface where the biological destiny of the body is denied, and the prurient gaze is subverted into an alternate plane of confusion. This is the longest video I’ve posted so far, so hopefully the colors will carry you to the rhythm, and the rhythm will carry you to the end.
Just catching up on some publications after a trip to the Southern California desert: Joshua Tree, Slab City, Salvation Mountain, Mount San Jacinto, the Cabazon Dinosaurs, and the Palm Springs Tonga Hut.
Over the break, three different journals included my work on May 1:
A big group of multi-media material appeared in Otoliths #45, including a textual poem, a video poem, and six stills from the video. “The Earth Remains Flat” is one of the pieces I’ve been working on lately with the theme of “Civilization’s Lost.” I used a section of the text as an overlay in a video poem of the same name, and then pulled stills from the video. Some of the images dig into asemic territory. You can view it all here.
“The Haunting” appeared in Black Poppy Review. You can read it here.
“One for the Road” appeared in In Between Hangovers. You can read it here.
Several poems appearing in the blogoverse this week.
On April 25, one of my video poem stills, “Emit Damage-1” appeared in H&. You can see it here. This is a still from the video poem “Reprogramming Cybertopia.” You can see the entire video on the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel here.
On April 23, “Rock Remains Rock” was published in Streetcake Issue #52. You can read it here.
Plus, I posted another video poem on the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel. This one’s called “Succubus Highway” because of all the bikini girls on motorcycles. The text reads “wherever there are ruins/lives like flames/dance across time.”
This week’s video poem posted to my Bionic Eyes YouTube channel is “Reprogramming Cybertopia.“
This one is something of a science fiction story about a UFO invasion during which aliens reprogrammed our two dimensional reality to create a cybertopia based on disinformation. The sphere of control includes mental processing, advertising, reconfiguration of physical space, and the deletion of individual consciousness.
Flashes of awareness interrupt the flow of kaleidoscopic patterns, glitch erasures, and a thick haze of throbbing video distortion. Humans conduct themselves as normal, despite being embedded in an artificial environment.
Video text: “emit damage/and what remains/to defeat real truth”
A still image from one of my recent video poems appeared on March 30 in the poetry journal H&. This visual poem is titled “Static-1”. You can see it here.
The text on the image reads: “static/crushed bits/another meme ends.” It’s taken from one of a new group of works centering on lost civilizations, and the fragility of cultures, languages, and nations. The source video was created using a long chain of glitch video devices and other old video effects processors. Some of that footage can be viewed on the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel.
Experimenting with glitch video is one of my current passions. I finally established a YouTube channel called Bionic Eyes to publish some of my video work. A sample video, “Negative Mermaid,” is up now. The images were created using VHS footage run through a BPMC Touch Deluxe circuit bent device. I’ve created several video poems using the Touch Deluxe along with a Kaos Pad Entrancer, which will be released as soon as I add some music to them. The same set up was used to create film stills used as self-portaits posted on this blog. I used a Tachyons+ Optiglitch circuit bent video effects unit to create the cover for my poetry collection, Savage Magic: