Poetry. Multimedia. This follow-up to Downing's 2005 collection DARK BRANDON is the filmic flip-side of that book's dizzying convergence of visual culture and syntactic shock. Drawing on 1960s Bollywood, 1980s Public Access poetry television, poorly rendered nature-documentary graphics, and other heights (and depths) of the moving image, these films, collected here, remain nothing less than poetry. "It is all change in the two Hollywood Go-Go Bars on the top floor in Nana Plaza. Wow, DARK BRANDON has the lush look and feel of Circus Disco Arena Food--to speak of a golden age mash-up mastermind, well that's what I'm doing. His hobbies were some of our best-kempt secretions--but now The Pleasuredome is yours"--Rod Smith. "I would banish vipers, wolves, and weak-wristed circle jerkers for DARK BRANDON"--Anne Boyer. "The Flarf contingent are cutting, pasting and overdubbing Bollywood movies. Man, how cool and with-it is that?! It's been a long time since I found it necessary to pay attention to a poetry movement. Now, I will"--Bruce Sterling.
Brandon Downing is an artist and writer from the San Francisco Bay Area, now living in New York City. His collections include MELLOW ACTIONS (Fence Books, 2012), AT ME (Octopus Books, 2011), LAKE ANTIQUITY (Fence Books, 2009), and DARK BRANDON (Faux Press, 2005).Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA