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Examining the Odd: Calling All Artists!

Examining the Odd is looking to feature work by strange or unusual visual artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers. I enjoy sharing my own doodles and poems alongside those of mostly dead people, but I'd love to be surrounded by living artists too. Send an email to examiningtheodd@gmail.com if you're interested in seeing your work on… Continue reading Examining the Odd: Calling All Artists!

Film · Literary · Music · Visual art

Collaborative Something-or-Other Anyone?

Would anyone like to get involved in a collaborative project of some kind? I'm thinking of something that would involve visual artists, writers, poets..., possibly musicians and filmmakers? Let me know if you'd be interested in the comments below, along with any ideas you may have, pros/cons etc. Some ideas... *A physical journal that gets… Continue reading Collaborative Something-or-Other Anyone?

Literary

Lord Dunsany (Edward Plunkett)

The King of Elfland's Daughter is my favourite so far, and it's probably the most famous of his books too. It's well known that Dunsany was a keen hunter and it's not so well known that I'm a keen vegetarian and animal lover, so I'm sure I receive The King of Elfland's Daughter (which contains a fair amount of hunting) quite differently to how he perhaps intended. Having said that, Dunsany was also an animal rights campaigner and was president of his local RSPCA branch, so he confuses me greatly! I guess it had something to do with the difference between animal and pet.

Film

The Stunningly Surreal World of Jan Svankmajer

These include Lunacy, Surviving Life and Alice, amongst others, with sex and death nearly always present. Lunacy, starring Anna Geislerova, is a poetic and disturbing piece which draws upon the work of Sade and Poe, using Svankmajer's trademark of live action mixed with stop-animation.

Visual art

Sidney H. Sime

I've stumbled upon a wonder! Sidney H. Sime (sometimes referred to as the Master of the Mysterious) was a gifted English painter, cartoonist and illustrator, often compared to Aubrey Beardsley and Arthur Rackham.