'this is a top secret, invitation message. please never tell anyone that you received or read this message. this message can never be discussed out loud. the following information is ***highly sensitive***
thank you for being a brilliant, talented person who we really like. (this is the main reason you are receiving this message). we would like to invite you to work on a top secret project with us….
(this sounds insane, i know)
for our spring issue, we have decided to close submissions and, instead, to invite a handful of our favorite artists (you) to work on something Different.
we want to make our spring issue All Videos.
and we want to release it suddenly, unexpectedly, sensationally…
(i know, right)
so the idea that we came up with is this:
some things which feels near constant in the lives of almost everyone we know are the themes of distance, longing and loneliness. we often live far away from our friends or families or ‘significant other’ for whatever reason, and it’s really hard! and simultaneously alleviated and exasperated by the internet…
the idea that we have, is to invite several of our favorite artists (you) to make a video informed by these feelings… but we don’t want you to make a sad video, we want you to make a video inspired by how you cope with this, about how you view your position in the world and how it helps you to see what is important in life.
does that make sense?
the video doesn’t have to contain poetry or words at all, though it can do if you want it to. you can really do whatever you want. we’re asking you because we believe that you have the propensity to make something beautiful.
the only guidelines i’m thinking are: make it less than 5 minutes & upload it to vimeo, not youtube, (and obviously if you have any further questions or just want to talk about it, you can message us at any time)’
!!! very excited to be working with amy mcdaniel of 421 Atlanta on my first chapbook of short fiction to be released in november :]
IMPORTANT RECAP OF ALL THINGS RECENT & GUILLAUME MORISSETTE
an excerpt from new tab at maisonneuve
the year of reading women at the vehicule press blog
which type of vague relationship are you in? at the fanzine
a conversation between two editors at the vehicule press blog
i often think about this thing guillaume said in an interview in 2012, around the time when he was writing new tab:
'what I want the most is to destroy myself for literature. that probably sounds heavy or insane or melodramatic, but what I mean by that is that my life is stupid, like I seriously can’t see myself having babies and getting married and finding solace and meaning in my daily whatever. what I want is to use literature as a kind of death drive, give a shape to my shit-talking, my inner monologue, neuroses, failures, shortcomings, feelings, contradictions, life experiences both good and bad, etc, and use all of those without thinking things like, ‘what will people think of me.’ I kind of want to make fun of myself in a way that’s reckless and borderline irresponsible, but also entertaining/pleasurable for a person to pick up and read.'