surrealism

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I'm reading the new Ron Sakolsky book, Dreams of Anarchy and the Anarchy of Dreams, on the similarities and overlaps of surrealism and anarchist thought, which is obviously a relationship he's thought about for many years. He doesn't argue that all surrealists are anarchists, or that all anarchists are surrealists, but that there is a venn diagram, and that the overlap is where the yummiest stuff is.

Anarcho-Surrealism on Immediatism Podcast

Immediatism is pleased to feature a new book and another forthcoming. Dreams of Anarchy and the Anarchy of Dreams: Adventures at the Crossroads of Anarchy & Surrealism, by Ron Sakolsky, published by Autonomedia and distributed by Little Black Cart, is available now. The first episode (569), below, is a reading of the Preface of this new title. The other episodes (570-577) are selections from the forthcoming anarcho-surrealist collection Merlin With a Machine Gun, edited by Steven Cline.

Peculiar Mormyrid on Immediatism podcast

Immediatism is pleased to share three surrealist pieces from the magazine Peculiar Mormyrid. Minneapolis Athenor, the first piece, describes the insurrectionary response to George Floyd's murder. Our Game, the second piece, celebrates the patience of insurrectionary anarchists. The last text, Our World, the Dreamer, has an interesting take on the stance that people are not outside of Nature. Casi Cline claims that humans are cruel, foolish, and self-destructive because Nature is cruel, foolish, and self-destructive.

The Oystercatcher #18, on Immediatism podcast

The Oystercatcher #18, on Immediatism podcast

Enjoy these four recordings of pieces from the latest issue of The Oystercatcher journal, which is full of gorgeous surrealist art not able to be represented through the podcast medium. charred discusses the condition and situation of being a settler in Beyond the Ecology of Presence: Being Anarchists on Indigenous Lands. Steven Cline celebrates chaos and challenges language in the surprising piece, Amok. Guy Girard describes the state of policing in Paris in Everybody Hates the Police!

Ron Sakolsky, on Immediatism

Two examples of Ron Sakolsky's writing are now available in audio on Immediatism podcast. "Surrealist Desire, Anarchy & the Poetry of Revolt" details the history and contemporary reality of the relationship between surrealism, situationism, and anarchism.

Regarding Surrealist Desire, listener ae says "Thanks for reading this piece from Sakolsky's 'Creating Anarchy.' This type of historical writing is really great and helps ground things in a context for understanding 20th century art movements, politics and how they interact and supersede each other. . . ."

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