Tuesday, 5 April 2022

New LASERGNU release: WE CAN REBUILD HIM (E.P.)



LASERGNU's second pandemic release comes out nearly two years since our last E.P. Six tracks of oddball electronica, from adventure pop to metaoccult ambient, this album is guaranteed not to summon demons, poltergeists, elder gods, disgruntled extra-dimensional beings, or any other supernatural or metaphysical adversaries.












Some sample tracks from the E. P. 













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Sunday, 20 February 2022

New Video for my poem "Hush"

I created a new video for my poem "Hush." I wrote the first draft of this poem in 1995 and revised it for my 2018 book Self-Defence for the Brave and Happy. It was collected again in my most recent book Shared Universe: New and Selected Poems 1995-2020. Enjoy. 







Thursday, 10 February 2022

Spacescapes

I want to put down some thoughts about the paintings I've been working on lately. Since June, 2021, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, I've been working on a series of paintings I'm calling "spacescapes" (until I think of something better). 

Beginning with "Polka Dot Asteroid Field," and with the most recent painting being "Dodechahedron in Pixellated Space" (as of February 10, 2022), there are seven "full-sized" canvases so far, with a handful of studies on smaller canvases and paper. This is perhaps the most sustained series of visual works I've ever produced--though it incorporates some design elements that have been present in my paintings for years, namely the confetti-like, multicoloured "polka dots" (circles) and "pixellizations" (squares)--and I feel it may be the beginning of truly sustained project, if not a signature style. 

More thoughts to come. 


"Ruby Icosahedron in Pixellated Space"
24" x 24", acrylic and canvas, 2022.



"Blue Tesseract in Pixellated Space"
24" x 30", acrylic and canvas, 2022.





"Dodechahedron in Pixellated Space"
30" x 24", acrylic and canvas, 2022.






"Radioactive Monolith in Pixellated Space"
24" x 30", acrylic and canvas, 2022.





"Negative Space with Polka Dot Asteroids"
24" x 30", acrylic and canvas, 2021.






"The Pillars of Creation with Polka Dot Asteroids"

36" x 24", acrylic on canvas, 2021.






"Black Hole with Polka Dot Asteroids"
24" x 30", acrylic and canvas, 2021.






"Polka Dot Asteroids in the Vicinity of Planet X"

30" x 24", acrylic on canvas, 2021.






"Polka Dot Asteroid Field"

24" x 30", acrylic and canvas, 2021.


Friday, 14 January 2022

Quarantine Review Podcast Episode 3

The latest episode of The Quarantine Review podcast is live, and this one features writers Catherine Bush, Hollay Ghadery, and myself. I'm reading my poem "Liturgy for the Formal Exoneration of the Serpent in Genesis" from my book Shared Universe: New and Selected Poems 1995-2020.




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