April 3, 2014
Last night, I had a dream. I was seeing a movie, it was a poorly done movie, but it was a short. It was actually a short film that was part of a series of short films. The second one, I remember, was called “Objectivity,” and in that film, there were people in lab coats. They worked with objects that were everyday objects, only different. The only one I recall was a typewriter made of human teeth.
Someone took me from the movie theater into a research space. They were testing hamsters. It seemed quite cruel. Three hamsters were caged with mounds of gross human food. These three hamsters were morbidly obese, all lying around, seemingly incapable of movement.
There were three other hamsters, quite fit, nimble, and willing to exercise and be productive. There was a mouse in the lab. The obese hamsters tried to kill it. I remember the person who took me in to the room was encouraging them by name. “Get it, get it!” Instead, the mouse ran up my trousers and into my shirt. I woke up convinced there was a mouse in my bed this morning.
All this to say that Brain Frame Lit 2 was an absolute success! Thank you to those who came out. Great performances. Pictured above with me is Alyx, one of the three speakers involved in our performance. We are wearing the glasses that helped to make the entire audience imagine themselves as Matt Davis' Eg, the sausage delivery man.
I’ll be posting some stuff that I still have from my performance, as I gave most of the things away. Ahh, Catharsis.

Last night, I had a dream. I was seeing a movie, it was a poorly done movie, but it was a short. It was actually a short film that was part of a series of short films. The second one, I remember, was called “Objectivity,” and in that film, there were people in lab coats. They worked with objects that were everyday objects, only different. The only one I recall was a typewriter made of human teeth.

Someone took me from the movie theater into a research space. They were testing hamsters. It seemed quite cruel. Three hamsters were caged with mounds of gross human food. These three hamsters were morbidly obese, all lying around, seemingly incapable of movement.

There were three other hamsters, quite fit, nimble, and willing to exercise and be productive. There was a mouse in the lab. The obese hamsters tried to kill it. I remember the person who took me in to the room was encouraging them by name. “Get it, get it!” Instead, the mouse ran up my trousers and into my shirt. I woke up convinced there was a mouse in my bed this morning.

All this to say that Brain Frame Lit 2 was an absolute success! Thank you to those who came out. Great performances. Pictured above with me is Alyx, one of the three speakers involved in our performance. We are wearing the glasses that helped to make the entire audience imagine themselves as Matt Davis' Eg, the sausage delivery man.

I’ll be posting some stuff that I still have from my performance, as I gave most of the things away. Ahh, Catharsis.

April 3, 2014

sidbranca:

b00jum:

karborn:

WWW.EVIDENCEOFTIMETRAVEL.COM

Evidence of Time Travel - Volume I 

A seven-part surrealist graphic novel by KARBORN

Volume II - 01.05.14

<3 <3 <3

must look upon the rest of this, dang. 

I haven’t watched this! But putting here to hopefully return to. 

April 1, 2014

Just another reminder that Brain Frame Lit 2 is tomorrow, and it’s going to be fun. I’d like to have fun with you.

March 29, 2014
brainframe:

This Wednesday at BRAIN FRAME LIT 2, Matthew Wrobel will conduct a rhythmic, dissonant poem about the wrath of the city.

Yup! SAIC. Wednesday, 4-6. Freezies

brainframe:

This Wednesday at BRAIN FRAME LIT 2, Matthew Wrobel will conduct a rhythmic, dissonant poem about the wrath of the city.

Yup! SAIC. Wednesday, 4-6. Freezies

March 26, 2014
sidbranca:

Spirit of fellowship. #chicago #spirits

sidbranca:

Spirit of fellowship. #chicago #spirits

March 24, 2014
jordanzakarin:

“The thing is, this community has been represented in very disrespectful ways, falling most of the time into the cliche, and without that complexity and diversity that it has.”
- Diego Luna, on the representation of Latinos in Hollywood films. His Cesar Chavez biopic is the only studio release due out in 2014 about a Latino figure, as well as the only film featuring a predominantly Latino cast.
More here.

jordanzakarin:

The thing is, this community has been represented in very disrespectful ways, falling most of the time into the cliche, and without that complexity and diversity that it has.”

- Diego Luna, on the representation of Latinos in Hollywood films. His Cesar Chavez biopic is the only studio release due out in 2014 about a Latino figure, as well as the only film featuring a predominantly Latino cast.

More here.

(Source: numbereighty8, via eggplantavenger)

March 24, 2014
brainframe:

ANNOUNCING BRAIN FRAME LIT 2!
Join us at the second iteration of Brain Frame Lit, the performative comix reading with a twist. Unlike its mother show, Chicago's favorite motley happening BRAIN FRAME, this event sheds night’s veil for the bright light of day - rendering projections impossible. Readers are challenged to interpret their visual media by alternative means, including a few pages in a booklet distributed for the audience to follow along.
BRAIN FRAME LIT 2 will feature interpretive performance, video games, music history, saliva, poetry, and transparent collaborative process. This event is FREE and ALL AGES.Matt DavisBeth Hetland and Kyle O’ConnellSteve KrakowRuby ThorkelsonNick Williams and Chris CollinsMatthew WrobelBring CA$H to purchase comics, posters, and whatever else readers want to hawk. All proceeds go to artists.4 - 6 pm in SAIC’s Neiman Center, 36 S WabashFREE :)
Poster by Matt Davis

Hey, that&#8217;s me! I&#8217;m on the poster!
When I pitched my concept to Lyra, I really thought I was going to be rejected. Comics aren&#8217;t my forte, but Lyra pushed me on and encouraged me to be apart of Brain Frame Lit, where there are no projections, leaving a filmmaker like myself to find new modes of presentation.
I&#8217;ve got to say, I&#8217;ve never challenged myself like I am with this project. I&#8217;m collaborating on my concept with four other folks. There&#8217;ll be sounds, music, so many words, drawings, and live drums (hopefully!).
Plus, I&#8217;ll be selling DVDs of my films that have commentaries and such!
Come out, if you can! Brain Frame is wicked. I&#8217;m very excited to be apart of this event. 

brainframe:

ANNOUNCING BRAIN FRAME LIT 2!

Join us at the second iteration of Brain Frame Lit, the performative comix reading with a twist. Unlike its mother show, Chicago's favorite motley happening BRAIN FRAME, this event sheds night’s veil for the bright light of day - rendering projections impossible. Readers are challenged to interpret their visual media by alternative means, including a few pages in a booklet distributed for the audience to follow along.

BRAIN FRAME LIT 2 will feature interpretive performance, video games, music history, saliva, poetry, and transparent collaborative process. This event is FREE and ALL AGES.

Matt Davis
Beth Hetland and Kyle O’Connell
Steve Krakow
Ruby Thorkelson
Nick Williams and Chris Collins
Matthew Wrobel

Bring CA$H to purchase comics, posters, and whatever else readers want to hawk. All proceeds go to artists.

4 - 6 pm in SAIC’s Neiman Center, 36 S Wabash
FREE :)

Poster by Matt Davis

Hey, that’s me! I’m on the poster!

When I pitched my concept to Lyra, I really thought I was going to be rejected. Comics aren’t my forte, but Lyra pushed me on and encouraged me to be apart of Brain Frame Lit, where there are no projections, leaving a filmmaker like myself to find new modes of presentation.

I’ve got to say, I’ve never challenged myself like I am with this project. I’m collaborating on my concept with four other folks. There’ll be sounds, music, so many words, drawings, and live drums (hopefully!).

Plus, I’ll be selling DVDs of my films that have commentaries and such!

Come out, if you can! Brain Frame is wicked. I’m very excited to be apart of this event. 

March 12, 2014
R.I.P. Czech director Vera Chytilová

RIP, Vera.

February 26, 2014

I’m working a project (that has not been publicized yet, so I’m gonna keep quiet) that I’ve been collecting soundscapes for.

I felt like this specific one, unedited, might be interesting to some of you. And, I thought it’d be a nice post to be my 1,000. (Damn, am I picky or what?)

The audio above is a recording of a CTA Blue Line trip from Logan Square to Clinton, downtown. It was recorded on Monday, 2/24/2014, from 9 a.m. to 9:28. I said 9:27 at the end, but I was just wrong.

February 24, 2014
Amtrak Planning to Offer Free/Low-Cost Writing Residencies

thecomedybureau:

If you haven’t taken a train beyond the subway, then it’s probably been quite some time since you’ve heard the company name Amtrak in any context. Well, that just changed as the long standing train service is forming a writer’s residencies program where they’d hope to offer select writers a free round trip to write whatever they’re working on.

Their parameters for writers aren’t strict either, so it can be more than just novelists (i.e. something comedy related). There are no places to apply yet, but we’ll keep you updated.

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