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Revolution


R E V O L U T I O N
Black & BLUE #4
Nov. '14

"Revolutionary writing takes place at the limits of life,
at the distant and compulsive outer edges of reason,
at the painful frontier of
 experience. It is always at the
barricades, at the boundary, playing tricks on the
established order, subverting structures of power."

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Revolution


R E V O L U T I O N
Black & BLUE #4
Nov. '14

"Revolutionary writing takes place at the limits of life,
at the distant and compulsive outer edges of reason,
at the painful frontier of
 experience. It is always at the
barricades, at the boundary, playing tricks on the
established order, subverting structures of power."

Black & BLUE's next publication will be 
a volume of revolutionary creative literature, 
published on the 5th of November

Send your writing to 
revolution@blackbluewriting.com

Open for submissions 1st July
Closed for submissions 14th September

Black & BLUE publications

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WRITING


W R I T I N G

Original Drama, Prose, Poetry, Other
from Black & BLUE

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WRITING


W R I T I N G

Original Drama, Prose, Poetry, Other
from Black & BLUE

 

ART

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Pamphlets


Black & BLUE PAMPHLETS
Series One, Eleven Pamphlets

A brand new series of poetic-revolutionary pamphlets,
written by Black & BLUE, costing a pound each
and delivered as a folded post card with text inside.

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Pamphlets


Black & BLUE PAMPHLETS
Series One, Eleven Pamphlets

A brand new series of poetic-revolutionary pamphlets,
written by Black & BLUE, costing a pound each
and delivered as a folded post card with text inside.

A brand new series of revolutionary pamphlets by Black & BLUE.

Political writing, poetry, and written in prose, these pamphlets aim to blur the boundary and cross the divide between literary & political genres. They cover eleven heart-felt themes, and all contain the phrase 'wind through the keyhole'.

 

Throw them away, plagiarise them, stick them up, leave them in a public place, photocopy them, give them to someone - whatever you like. They won't be online, and we've put no copyright on them.

Black type. 120gsm Blue paper. Beautifully designed, and folded to a post-card format.

 

Series One

(1)Animal, (2)Bordercrossing, 
(3)Facebook, (4)Nietzsche, 
(5)Stranger, (6)Alphabet, 
(7)Ghost,  (8)Espionage, 
(9)Paris, (10)Warpaint, 
(11)Sea

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ILLUMINATIONS


Black & BLUE G A L L E R Y
ILLUMINATIONS

ILLUMINATIONS is a Black & BLUE exhibition exploring
the relationship between text and visual art in June 2014,
in The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London.

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ILLUMINATIONS


Black & BLUE G A L L E R Y
ILLUMINATIONS

ILLUMINATIONS is a Black & BLUE exhibition exploring
the relationship between text and visual art in June 2014,
in The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London.

 

 

 

It wants to ask questions about how visual art and text come together; how they haunt each other; how they pull away from each other. How do painters, sculptors, performers envision language? What happens when text threatens to overthrow the visual? What happens when images tyrannise over words? What synaesthetic effects are waiting to emerge from the strange, dissimulating marriage of image and text?

As an organisation dedicated to blurring the lines between literary categories, Black & BLUE aims to use the exhibition as an opportunity for artists to present their own interpretations of what it means for word to bleed into image, for the one to reinforce the other, for the two to become inseparable, and for the limit between the two to be presented as unstable.

Black & BLUE has placed William Blake’s ‘composite art’ as the inspiration for this exhibition. Blake was both a poet and visual artist who was able to ‘play text and design off against one another’ with a complementary effect. Blake created a body of work which interrogated the limit between text and art and explored it as a unique adventure in art. His poetry does not simply exist as text to be read, it is always language to be seen. As such, this London exhibition will be in homage to the generous and groundbreaking spirit of William Blake and will particularly encourage a response to what he called ‘my composite art’.

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THE SURROGATE POETS


THE SURROGATE  POETS

10 short films by Sam Frankl,
made over the course of four months
in the United States, last year.

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THE SURROGATE POETS


THE SURROGATE  POETS

10 short films by Sam Frankl,
made over the course of four months
in the United States, last year.

  The Surrogate Poet Films are a series of short films made by the poet and filmmaker Sam Frankl over the course of four months in the United States last year.
  They are essentially ten films in which strangers from different locations across America were asked by Sam to read one of his poems in front of his camera. Part snap-shot of contemporary American experience, part poetic experiment, part travelogue, these films document points of a journey across America where Sam Frankl was looking for shelter, and surrogates to read his poetry, but they also come together as an overall work that is intimate, metonymic, obscure, sometimes vulnerable and alienating.
  Black & BLUE began releasing one film a week for ten weeks, starting on the 9th January 2014.

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ABOUT


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ABOUT


Black & BLUE IS A CREATIVE WRITING MOVEMENT.

IT WAS FOUNDED TO BE A FRESH COUNTERPOINT TO THE CONVENTIONAL LITERARY SCENE, & TO CHAMPION TRULY NEW WRITING: WRITING WHICH IS GOING SOMEWHERE REALLY DIFFERENT.

IT PUTS OUT INTERESTING PAPER PUBLICATIONS FULL OF DRAMA & POETRY, PROSE & OTHER.

BUT IT IS MORE INTERESTED IN BLURRING THESE CATEGORIES, ALLOWING THEM TO BLEED INTO EACH OTHER, PERMEATE EACH OTHER & EXCHANGE IDENTITIES:

THE DRAMA OF WHAT'S PROSAIC, THE OTHER INSIDE POETRY. THE WAY PROSE CAN BECOME LIKE POETRY. THE WAY REALLY RADICAL WRITING HAS ALL THESE THINGS IN FLUX.

IT SOURCES WRITING FROM ALL OVER & IS KEEN TO PUBLISH PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN PUBLISHED BEFORE & ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO DON'T EVEN CONSIDER THEMSELVES POETS OR WRITERS.

IT ALSO WANTS TO QUESTION WHAT IS CONSIDERED 'LITERARY WRITING', & SHOW THAT SOME REALLY INCREDIBLE WRITING JUST EMERGES BY ACCIDENT, LIKE IN TWEETS, LISTS, NOTES & FACEBOOK STATUSES, ALL OF WHICH IT PUBLISHES DIRECTLY ALONGSIDE MORE CONVENTIONAL FORMS.

BUT IT ALSO WANTS TO AFFIRM THE TRADITION OF POETRY & SUGGEST THAT POETIC LANGUAGE ISN'T PRETENTIOUS, BUT HAS A REAL CAPACITY TO RISE TO OUR TIMES.

Our publications are available to buy here
We are looking for interesting writing for our site. Brief here 
We are open for submissions for our forthcoming issue. Brief here