Enjoying some of the poems and videos of Gabby Gabby. Just ordered her Airplane Food from NAP:
Reading Tao Lin's Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well.
And Diana Salier's Letters from Robots
Both highly recommended. I am hoping Gabby Gabby's Airplane Food will be fab fab as well. Liked what I read at 3:AM and her videos and such:
poems in 3AM:
Video poems and links and such over at her webpage:
Seeing connections between them. And the films of Miranda July. A shared aesthetic. Of course all very different artists, writers, poets as well.
Very spare minimalism. Powerful for me emotionally because of the over-saturation and manipulation of emotions via advertising/media/film/realist novels etc.
A hyper-realism sometimes . . perhaps . . and therefore surreal . . a new surrealism framed by current conditions of 21st century living. What does that mean? 21st century living? HA! Something I can quite articulate because there are too many variables. But also something there there.
A honest absurdity in their work? authentic? Can we use that word? Authentic?
I can't connect to pure poetry pure art pure music. Maybe a little. But not much. There is a disconnect between how I experience and move in the world and pure anything. I have always been drawn to the impure and its beauties.
And cognitive behavioral therapy for all . . .
Labels: Airplane Food, cognitive behavioral therapy, Diana Salier, Gabby Gabby, Letters from Robots, NAP magazine, Nightbomb press, Tao Lin