Thursday, August 20, 2015

the art of memory cinematheque, screening one


films and cocktails

the art of memory cinematheque, screening one
blu ray, hd projector, 80" screen, and darn good stereo

screening for august 27, thursday, at 9 pm
kenneth anger - rabbit's moon - 1950/1971, the rarely seen 16min version
kenneth anger - rabbit's moon - 1979 version
al reinhert - for all mankind - 1989 (with music by brian eno)

bring your own business or drink some business we will provide
please get in touch for location

blu rays provided by the spellian collector mr maiden

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

21 days

kurt kren - 31/75 asyl - 1975

landscape changes over a 21 day period, with camera lens coverings (the position of the coverings changes every day, allowing the exposure of the same roll of film, on different portions of the film)

rewatching an old art of memory favourite
first viewed in the late 90s, when the san francisco
cinematheque played all of kren's films in one night
to honor his death

Saturday, August 1, 2015

we have purchased an hd projector here at the offices of the art of memory, and working on a small blu ray collection. thanks also for some of these as a critterwed gift, from one a caster of light spells

Monday, July 27, 2015

test pressing

test pressings for two new invisible birds releases approved
records arrive at the offices in 10 weeks
if you did not purchase via our kickstarter, you can preorder here
http://invisiblebirds.org/

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

the art of memory is getting married this weekend, god bless us, everyone


by now they knew each other; she was the daytime, the daylight, he was the shadow,
her light overwhelmed his darkness

by now they knew each other; he was the daytime, the daylight, she was the shadow,
his light overwhelmed her darkness

(bastardized text from "the rainbow")

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

pushes at the door of night, of nothingness

new drawing for special edition of ingenting kollektiva de luxe
an anatomy of melancholy ib008 néant

similar drawings from 2006, after drinking too much and reading french poetry


title text from rosmarie waldrop's book : lavish absence: recalling and rereading edmond jabès, page 141 (i am finally getting some books out of storage and putting on shelves and looking here an there)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

melancholia in the time of anti-quandary (katie cruel/bob fludd)


when I first came to town
they called me the roving jewel
now they've changed their tune
call me bob fludd

Saturday, May 30, 2015

étant donnés (there was something very queer about the water)

étant donnés: 33

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étant donnés: 3

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( ) title from through the looking glass

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

étant donnés (your skin is black metallic)

étant donnés: 4 (your skin is black metallic)

étant donnés: 49

étant donnés: 1

étant donnés:27

étant donnés: 3


étant donnés: 24

étant donnés: 8


i still can't guess what you're after

it's the colour of your skin
your skin is black metallic
it's the colour of your skin
your skin is black metallic
your skin is black metallic
your skin is black metallic

i think of you when you're sleeping

it's the colour of your skin
your skin is black metallic
it's the colour of your skin
your skin is black metallic
your skin is black metallic
you're turning black metallic

it's the colour of your skin
it's the colour of your skin

your skin is black metallic


(images of death and post-death, from silver falls ore, by riccardo mutt)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

without feet i still can follow you



extinguish my eyes, i still can see you,
close my ears, i can hear your footsteps fall,
and without feet i still can follow you,
and without voice i still can to you call.
break off my arms, and i can embrace you,
enfold you with my heart as with a hand.
hold my heart, my brain will take fire of you
as flax ignites from a lit fire-brand—
and flame will sweep in a swift rushing flood
through all the singing currents of my blood.

from rainer maria rilke's the book of pilgrimage
image - i honestly forget, some book cover i scanned....


Thursday, May 7, 2015

eagle-owl, vanished into higher strata

recto

verso


a rose is a ripping off scraps of flesh, eagle-owl
the lamb-eating vulture, lovely as the law vanished into higher strata
the alcoholic's trembling hand, dissappeared on the horizon,
for i no longer knew what i was doing



text bastardized from paul knight's translation of lautréamont's
maldoror
my copy found in a trash bin in sf in 97, by the tower of light
who passed it on to me as he had it
god bless his soul, maybe i remember it wrong and it was just
in the street, i think with colin wilson's the outsider and a few
other life changing books.
this scenario reads like poetry from corman's a bucket of blood....

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

3 days left of anti christing and anti quandarying


only 3 days left of our kickstarter and we are almost there
(above image, quite possible rear of ingenting record)

Monday, April 13, 2015

drawing number one and two of ingenting special edition of 10

finished drawing numbers 1 & 2
of ingenting kollektiva special edition, 8 more to go
can be purchase on kickstarter, either pledge 17 and 18
7 more available with a couple more called for, moving fast
also in the edition is a drawing by mr. zacharias kether

Monday, April 6, 2015

love in the time of anti-quandary



some instruments used in the forthcoming ingenting kollektiva recording an anatomy of melancholy

- matthew's two jazzmasters (japanese and '64) and '72 reissue telecaster
- chi's early 90s yamaha
- matthew's vibro champ
- zacharias kether's harmonium
- arthur's chesterfield couch

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2142627423/2-lps-from-invisible-birds-ingenting-and-asphodel

Thursday, March 26, 2015

a quandary in the year of our lord, 2015 (kickstarter campaign is live)



5 reasons we are excited about our new kickstarter campaign, and why others should look at (and support) the said campaign :

1. we are very proud to be reissuing on LP a cdr that has been an huge inspiration the last few years; asphodel’s aokigahara, the black sea of trees. it is one hell of a release, and to put it on wax with newly inspired graphics and photography is an exciting moment in the history of the label.

2. to be finally issuing the new record by ingenting kollektiva : an anatomy of melancholy. this record was commissioned back in 2010 by a UK LP label that sadly never got off the ground. over the last 5 years the kollektiva has added and subtracted much material, mostly concentrating on it in 2014. the music is a very different experience than the previous two releases.

3. to be working with the 2 very exciting and under appreciated visual artists, tarrl lightowler and zacharias kether. mr. lightowler did the album art for the asphodel release and mr. kether did the album art for ingenting. also, mr. kether has agreed to do an edition of 10 drawings for the release, normally in a gallery these would sell for a not so small amount, but because of his enthusiasm for the label, mr. kether has agreed to sell them for much less so we can get our records into existence.

4. the label has been around since 2008 and getting the money to put out releases has been daunting, and frankly, not very interesting. we decided we were either going to close the doors or go for broke and issue 2 high-end releases where we spared no expense. we are very confident that these un-fledged birds will learn to fly!

5. we commissioned the foremost erich zann scholar from poland; wtameht wszyienski, to do our voice over in the kickstarter video. a year ago when we mentioned on this blog being inspired by erich zann; and especially his relation to memory and music's memory of music, we received a letter in the mail from mr. wszyienski, saying he was in full support of our cause and would do whatever needed. still have yet to read his scholarship, as it is in a language we cannot read, yet there is a deep appreciation for his spirit, which is always present with him, in each correspondence. it was a dream come true to finally hear his voice, and we are very happy to have him on board.
one thing he mentioned to us is in a letter : "these years of being able to access memory with little effort; it is fine. i find in zann a period where memory is something you try your entire life to access, and when you finally locate it; you find you have been dreaming.... these are the memories i am interested in, and that you seem to be my friend of non existent memories!"




your friend
matthew swiezynski