He used to worry that his mother, drunk on the couch, would fall asleep, drop her cigarette, as she did many times, and perish in the subsequent house blaze.
He used to worry his father's unruly, overweight black lab would knock his father over, breaking his hip or worse. Unable to call for help, his father would die face down on the piss-stained carpet. Where he lived, no one would find him for weeks.
The historical relationship between art and language has often occasioned lively and compelling work. AREA SNEAKS, a new print and online journal, seeks to touch the live wire where language and visual art meet.
Gertrude Stein's Paris artist salon, Velemir Khlebnikov and Vladimir Tatlin's constructive collaboration, Bernadette Mayer and Vito Acconci's editorial partnership, Augusto de Campos's concrete engagement with Brazilian modernism and Mike Kelley's interest in systems of literary knowledge have each provided potential models of positive exchange between artists and writers. AREA SNEAKS hopes to maintain this dialogue by creating a fellowship of discourse within an open community of contemporary artists and writers.
AREA SNEAKS seeks work drawn from the full range of visual and language arts. We are interested in placing artists and writers working in a variety of media and with a variety of materials into dialogue. Artist projects, poetry, historical papers, speculative essays on art and language, poetics statements, collaborations, imaginative theses, conceptual writing, photographic essays, performance documents, interviews with artists and writers, architectural critiques and film analyses are only a few of the types of work we will consider.
Submissions and proposals are accepted by email and post.
Deadline for Issue 1: January 15th, 2007. Submissions received after January 15th will be considered for future issues.
Email submissions: All email submissions or project proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Please send submissions as a Microsoft Word document attachment and include a brief cover-letter; images should be sent as an attachment in GIF or JPEG formats.
Postal Submissions: Send your submission along with a brief cover-letter, contact information, and a SASE to Joseph Mosconi 1588 Oak Grove Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90041
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: We seek submissions for an anthology of international found poetry -- writing which has been made poetic through the manipulation and / or re-contextualization of existing texts.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 15, 2007
SUBMIT: Please send 1-5 pages of unpublished or published poetry (please indicate where previously published). Statements of texts' source are welcome but not necessary. We will consider colour or black and white visual pieces as well as textual. Please include a brief bio. If you would like a written response, or your materials returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE)
CONTACT: Please email submissions (in *.doc or *.jpg formats) to email@example.com or by mail to: Found Poetry c/o #2, 733 - 2nd Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 0E4. If you have questions, drop us an e-mail.
& derek beaulieu
PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY. THANK YOU!
Please note: Due to international interest this call replaces the previous call for "Canadian Waste"