FLIGHT

FLIGHT

In the street I feel very unsafe, frightened. Killer Angels roam the streets. With me is a small boy, I am here to protect him. He says nothing, he too is scared, and huddles against me. I mean to comfort him, but I tremble. The streets are so unsafe. I...
Company Girl

Company Girl

“It’s funny, you get to some floors and its just women—” “Only women?” “You know the kind leftover from the Eighties—” “I used to wonder what happened to all those coke-head powerbabes. Do they still wear shoulder pads?” “They wear all kinds of weird shit. The kinder gentler power suits...
Glitter

Glitter

Poison The last vestiges of summer, Storm and I met for brunch and then proceeded to amble about the East Village rather aimlessly. It was pleasant and rainy. Light grey, light rain. We came across a Church on 1st Avenue. “Look!” said Storm “It’s Datura,” “It’s what?” He was pointing...
Brightness Falls Part II: Leviathan

Brightness Falls Part II: Leviathan

And then, rather unexpectedly, an asteroid collides into the planet Earth, rocking her to her very foundations; causing her to alter her orbit and leaving her offspring; those giant beasts that roam her wide rolling plains, vulnerable.
Instantanés #5: Dumbo Early in the Morning Best Sums Up the Unconscious

Instantanés #5: Dumbo Early in the Morning Best Sums Up the Unconscious

Ode to Jacques Lacan: contemplating the emptied out cobblestone streets, outsize graffiti monuments, barbed wire fences...
Hansel & Gretel: Domestic Scenes (from Grimm's Weimar Republic)

Hansel & Gretel: Domestic Scenes (from Grimm’s Weimar Republic)

...t there is a loud banging from the furnace oven and the entire space turns fiery orange with heat. HANSEL crawls under the table, GRETEL strikes a defiant fashion pose.
Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning

...the taste of insecurity; metallic trace of anger forming in my blood; jealousy in mineral compounds, the acrid by-products of lust. Your exasperation.
THE MEMOREXE

THE MEMOREXE

“The world as we see it is passing…” Ines 12:45 p.m., Tuesday Ines sits on her desk, lavishly sexy, trying to seduce me into writing this article. There is really no point to this— I’m grateful enough to have made it past the reception at Quasar, I need the work...
ISHTAROTH

ISHTAROTH

A friend was having his birthday dinner at a tapas bar in Soho. I arrived horrifically late— they were at the coffee and dessert stage when I came in. It was my misfortune to be seated directly opposite Paul and Natasha. I had just passed a whole row of posters...
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LOVEMAD: LOVEMADFLICKER >>

LOVEMAD: LOVEMADFLICKER >>

a first date in Central Park. fireflies, deathbirds and vertigo… a radio broadcast seems to intercept the reality of the new couple, who become susceptible to the information transmitted via the airwaves… next, they discover a corpse… credits: (15:47) written & directed by onomé ekeh featuring tami dixon & christian rummel excerpts from “primal image”...
LOVEMAD: VERMILLION >>

LOVEMAD: VERMILLION >>

five parallel universes— a bout with homemade psychedelics transforms an already warped dynamic between a couple into a police investigation. the forensics are stymied: a neural surge that created an explosion, traces of honey in the blood— what was in that bindi spot? a first date in Central Park. fireflies, deathbirds and vertigo… a radio...
Lady Byrd meets Strutting Red Wing (from echo::system)

Lady Byrd meets Strutting Red Wing (from echo::system)

a schoolgirl daydreaming (gen x equations) … floating… into membranes…   a plain of glittering minefields to go deeper.   ) expand particular moment sense ocean velvet lilac colors in the surface of the water and of the body no ghosts / just the sprigs of things lovers as skunks— no tire tracks   ladybird,...
Novation (excerpt from 'A Game Called Zoo')

Novation (excerpt from ‘A Game Called Zoo’)

IMITATION OF MOTH

IMITATION OF MOTH

It would be a second death, after all, most insects undergo a pupal transformation--most notably Lepidoptera--the cocoon stage, I believe this to be the actual model for the ancient Egyptian mummy. They weren’t trying to preserve the mortal body, rather they swaddled it, cocoon-like, knowing that at some point the outer casing would decay and...
Nymphomation  (excerpt from 'A Game Called Zoo')

Nymphomation (excerpt from ‘A Game Called Zoo’)

‘A Game Called Zoo’, is a set of neuro-linguistic triggers. If you are reading this, you are already playing the game…
Brightness Falls Part I: Downward, Jasper

Brightness Falls Part I: Downward, Jasper

Dramatis Personae Jasper, An Angel of Prophecy Lucifer, An Angel of Light Milo, An Angel of Correspondences Two Witnesses   The lights come up slowly to reveal a spare but elegant bachelor’s apartment. It has a ‘between the wars’ veneer to it. On the left a simply outfitted kitchenette with a table and a small...
UNDERWORLD

UNDERWORLD

Dear_____ The news of your wedding came this afternoon. How the world has changed. I think of you and the summer we met. You and the Shepardess and Keith and Colin—and Mitch and mini-Mitch (and a host of co-workers whose names don’t come to mind readily…) You sneaking off to see Run Lola, Run; taking...
MACHINE FRAGMENTS: LILITH - VUE

MACHINE FRAGMENTS: LILITH – VUE

Excerpted from Machine Fragments.
Brightness Falls:Three Movements / A Note to the Composer

Brightness Falls:Three Movements / A Note to the Composer

A good number of musical influences shaped the writing of this piece. One of them was the idea of the oratorio—like what Handel did with the Messiah. He was dealing with past and future glory, Brightness… deals with past and present falls— from grace. While Handel was intrigued by the weight and beauty of the...
Brightness Falls Part III: Concerto

Brightness Falls Part III: Concerto

Concerto (For and Angel, His Computing Consciousness, Two Lovers & a Cello In A Supermarket) Dramatis Personae AN ANGEL HIS COMPUTING CONSCIOUSNESS NIKA , A young woman PHIL, her boyfriend A CELLO   The stage is dark; a spotlight grows on the ANGEL who stands in the foreground to the extreme left of the stage.  ...