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The Shape of Oblivion: Poetry and the Rollercoaster

Posted 20 December 2013 by | Comments Off

 

When is a poem like a Rollercoaster? Jack Underwood passes the height requirement and gets strapped in. I wouldn’t exactly say that I like going on Rollercoasters but my annual trip to a themepark is a recent tradition that I’m keen to uphold. I tend to go in autumn when the queuing time is minimal, [...]

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“Who You Gonna Call?” – Sophie Mayer meets the Ghost Librarian

Posted 15 November 2013 by | Comments Off

 

_ 1. How to Approach a Ghost Librarian. Or, Dr. Venkman gets busted. When Ghostbusters’ hapless trio of paranormal investigators confront their first ghost, wreaking havoc in the stacks and card catalogues of the New York Public Library, Peter Venkman’s approach is to break the silence of the library – loudly, wittily and flirtatiously. Against [...]

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THE VAGINA HAS TEETH [1]: MYTH, CONCATENATION + EVP by Victoria Gray

Posted 22 May 2013 by | Comments Off

 

This text is a response to the first evening of the Electronic Voice Phenomena tour at Sage, Gateshead, Friday 10th May, featuring performances by Outfit, Hannah Silva, Ross Sutherland, SJ Fowler, Hetain Patel & Richard Milward.  _ In the gap between emission and reception there lies a threat to communication. Noise. A disturbance. A bite. [...]

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The voices in the radio: SJ Fowler’s Electric Dada

Posted 20 May 2013 by | Comments Off

 

Sarah Lester explores the inspiration behind poet SJ Fowler’s new commission Electric Dada. Why can’t a tree be called Pluplusch, and Pluplubasch when it has been raining? 1916 Dada Manifesto, Hugo Ball Zurich seems like an unlikely city to spawn a revolutionary, “anti-art”, art movement, but in the midst of a war-ravaged Europe, the seeds [...]

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Munster Page Habit 2 by Mark Leahy

Posted 18 May 2013 by | Comments Off

 

on being spoken through as conduit for sticky words [For Muster Page Habit 2, I propose an intersection of speech / thought and vocalisation that teases together a sensing of language as speaking through the body, that performs a talking that is thrown from the speaker outwards to a public / for a public / [...]

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Better night vision, more vegetarianism: Stan Gooch’s Total Man

Posted 24 April 2013 by | Comments (1)

 

In the first in a new series of blogs, writer and journalist Sarah Lester investigates the strange story behind paranormal researcher Stan Gooch and his magnus opus Total Man. The mark of greatness is always intuition, not logic (Colin Wilson World) Towards the end of his life the psychologist and paranormal researcher Stan Gooch lived [...]

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Disfluency

Posted 11 March 2013 by | Comments Off

 

EVP artist Honor Gavin on the stuttering dialogue of the telephone call. The discipline of linguistics calls a collected sampling of ‘real world’ language a ‘corpus’ — a body of data. A corpus is thought of as yielding information about how language operates. As samples of language as language irresistibly happens in the world as opposed to [...]

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Featured blogs

Nathan Jones charts the development of EVP

Unspeakable Telephony: Ulysses

Describing Silence (6 Distortions)

Instructions for Catch* Construction

Tip-of-the-Tongue Phenomena

Better night vision, more vegetarianism: Stan Gooch’s Total Man

Subliminal messages: Judas Priest and the mythology of suicide

Synchronicity: Ross Sutherland and the Poetry of the Crystal Maze

Munster Page Habit 2 by Mark Leahy

The Render Ghosts – James Bridle

“Who You Gonna Call?” – Sophie Mayer meets the Ghost Librarian

The Shape of Oblivion: Poetry and the Rollercoaster

Glitchenskypen by Mark Amerika

Sell Your Cleverness

Antonio Roberts AKA Hellocatfood commission

Echoes of Individuation: The Black Stack, Bicameral Minds & EVP

JR Carpenter’s Etheric Ocean

Curt Cloninger: Static Trapped in Mouths

“Peter Coffin: The Ecological Mystic (or how to appreciate the inherent stupidity of everything)”


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