Calamari Archive (press/label)

Blog of Ghosts (blogject)

Sound ƒuries (music project)

art portfolio

travel photography + YouTube channel

commission for work

contact

anon I'm us = a posthuman artist whose work spans + often collages diverse mediums + hybrid forms, from text/image to the confluence of music + noise. As founding publisher of Calamari Archive, our target medium has been the book object + most of the writing + visual art/design we have done over the past 15+ years has been to this end, including our own books + albums.

a.I.’s punk/DiY ethos was seeded by the ‘80s home-recording + cassette culture on which we cut our teeth, starting our own label (Tapestry Tapes) + releasing 3 of our own cassettes (re-released as the unheard tapes). Initial academic studies focused on music (particularly Indonesian—we played in a gamelan orchestra for 2 years) + sound engineering, then biology + we eventually took degrees in computational mathematics + then did our graduate work in physics + philosophy. In tandem we always aspired to be a literary writer so worked as a coder + then technical writer to bridge our interests + experience (+ pay the bills). This led us to eventually work in web production + information architecture, the field of which also summarizes our personal artistic ambitions—the economical + entropic efficiency of densely packing as much information onto a blank canvas, tape or page (web or print) is our primary concern, often at the expense of aesthetics.

Given our technical background in math, science + engineering, anon I'm us can amalgamate + communicate complex subject matter... when we need to. If we had our druthers tho—in our own art—we’d rather let free association + stream of sub-consciousness dictate the course. Readability + “making sense” (or ¢ents) is not as interesting to us as the unintended epiphanies that may arise from random chaos, or “randumb K-OS” as we might be “inklined” to call it. Ménière's "d-zzz" + clanging disorder inevitably influenzes our landgauge + muzic output + the natural decay (DK) process is also vital to our personal work—finding beauty in breakdown + ruin, choosing confusion over coherency, lo-fi rather than hi-brow, old school as opposed to newfangled flash, steampunk vs. air-brushed gloss, etc. But we’re not above retooling digital technologies to skeuomorph retro analog FX + are schooled in Edward Tufte’s theories of information design + data visualizations.

a.I.’s "reel-whirled" experience derives from many years spent living in Mexico, Italy + Kenya + travelling extensively to all corners of the globe, often disappearing off the map for extended stretches. We've worked as a deckhand on a ship Xing the South Pacific, as a farmhand in New Zealand, doing research in solar physics in Arizona, as a cook in South Dakota, a carpenter in Patagonia, field documentarian throughout rural Africa + Asia, stunt double in a b-grade sci-film in France + as a geophysicist as far north as the Arctic Circle. Our love of hiking + climbing + the outdoors led us to work as a field geologist in the 1st few years out of college. This bipedal zeal naturally evolved into flâneuring once we took to living in cities, systematically walking every street of Manhattan w/ our “bedder-½” in our time spent in NYC + then we did the same in Rome + DC, documenting our walks as we went (Maphattan Project, RomeRioni + Microcosmic DC respectively). We’re also an avid runner + life-long journal keeper, obsessively chronicling our entire life on Life in the Blog of Ghosts (a.k.a. 5cense.com). Since 2008, anon I'm us has renounced all social media + our work has been anonymous/ pseudonymous + uncopyrighted + our whereabouts are typically at large.  [collapse bio]

      MUSIC, ART + MISC:

Sound Furies
Sound Furies

Herd of Birds (2020)

Sound Furies
3.3 x 3.3 = S.S. (2019)

un by sound furies
un (2018)

art by Derek White
the unheard tapes
(2017)

Starfisheye (1989)

Whorl (1989)

The Ethereal Aether (1988-89)

tracks from 1987

tracks from 1986

tracks from 1984-85


ARTWORK [complete portfolio]:

art by Derek White


EXHIBITED WORK:

Stamperia del Tevere, Rome (2012), Orto Capovolto, Rome (2012), Atelier, Rome (2011),Spazio Meme, Carpi, Italy (2010), Sztuka Fabryka, Belgium (2006), Vox Populi, Québec City (2006), suitcAse, Brooklyn (2005),Spidertangle, Miami (2005), Infinity: Harvard VisPo (2005), UNREADABILITY/ Eyedrum (2005),Cover Letter, Baltimore (2004), I Foreign Eye, Cleveland (2004) + Permanently collected in the Sackner Archive of Visual and Conrete Poetry

EDITING, BOOK ART & DESIGN
(for Calamari Press unless otherwise specified)
:

The Red Barn by Nat Baldwin

The Luminol Reels by Laura Ellen Joyce

Niceties by Elizabeth Mikesch

Sleepingfish 12

The History of Luminous Motion by Scott Bradfield

Sister Stop Breathing by Chiara Barzini

Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity (Action Books)

Divorcer by Gary Lutz

Boons & The Camp by David Ohle

Ever by Blake Butler

Bear Stories
by J'Lyn Chapman

The Hour Sets by Michael Boyko

Backscatter by John Olson (Black Widow)


Partial List of People to Bleach by Gary Lutz (Future Tense)

The Revisionist by Miranda Mellis (+ Italian tr. by Nutrimenti)

Good, Brother by Peter Markus

The Nines by Christian Peet (Palm Press)

The Night I Dropped Shakespeare on the Cat by John Olson

Trilce by James Wagner

Land of the Snow Men by Norman Lock

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY [by place]:



INTERVIEWS:

Numéro Cinq

Artribune (in Italian)

VICE

American Book Review

Republicca XL (in Italian)

Bookslut

Loggernaut

perspektive (in German)


on GoodReads

 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:

ctrl + V

Heavy Feather Review

Hyperallergic

Quarterly West

Sleepingfish

Territory

Fanzine

Puerto del Sol

Among Margins

ICHNOS

Tarpaulin Sky

Juked

Queens Mob

Entropy

Miracle Monocle

South Dakota Review 52.2


2010-2015

The Art of Typewriting

Alice Blue

VESTIGES_00: Ex-Stasis

[out of nothing]

DIAGRAM 15.1

Best American Experimental Writing 2014

Numéro Cinq

BOMB

Sleepingfish

Map Literary

LIT no. 24 (print)

3:AM

Keyhole

Diagram 13.3

Tarpaulin Sky

Action Yes

elimae

Diagram 12.4

GAMM

The Collagist

wigleaF

Word For/Word

Trickhouse

decomP

Mimeo Mimeo #5

Her Royal Majesty

Diagram 11.3


2000-2010

Encyclopedia vol. 2

Black Warrior Review 37.1

Faultline (summer 2010)

10 of Diagram's anthology

elimae

Denver Quarterly 43:2

Sentence 6

Sidebrow 01 anthology

Fourteen Hills

Cafe Irreal

Harp & Altar

Willow Springs

Minimal Books (Polish)

LIT

Versal 5

Quarter After Eight

Milk Magazine vol. 8

Diagram 7.1

Unlikely 2.0

Hobart

Action, Yes!

Pindeldyboz

Word for/Word (art)

Alice Blue

Anemone Sidecar

Starcherone PP/FF Anthology

5_Trope

Denver Quarterly 40.2 

Double Room

Post Road

elimae

Diagram 5.5

Cafe Irreal

Avatar Review

Tarpaulin Sky

Eclectica

Lungfull

Exquisite Corpse

Milk Magazine

elimae

Diagram 2.2 and Diagram: A Print Anthology

Snow Monkey 10

you are here 2002

perspektive 42 (+ 43 + 44)

Del Sol Review

Diagram 1.3

 

 

BOOKS:

Textiloma
Residue
(2021)

Textiloma
4ier X-forms
(2020)

Textiloma
Textiloma; or, The Postmodern Epimetheus
(2020)

A Raft Manifest
A Raft Manifest
(2017)

SSES SSES SSEY
'SSES" 'SSES" "SSEY'
  (2015)

The Becoming
The Becoming
(2013)

under the auspices
{ untitled: under the auspices }
(2012)

ARK CODEX ±0
Ark Codex ±0
(2012)

Marsupial by Derek White
Marsupial:
Our Mother for the Time Being
(2008)

Poste Restante by Derek White
Poste Restante (2006)

ma(I)ze Tassel Retrazos
ma(I)ze Tassel Retrazos
(with Carlos M. Luis)(2005)

P.S. At Least We Died Trying ...
P.S. At Least We Died Trying to Make
You in the Backseat of a Taxidermist

(with Wendy Colling Sorin)(2005)

B.C./A/D.
Bodh[i] Circu[it]s / Alg[a]e[bra] D[ra[in]

(2004)

Vozque Pulp
O, Vozque Pulp

(with Carlos M. Luis)(2004)

23 Text Tiles
23 Text Tiles

(2004)

Mining in the Black Hills
Mining in the Black Hills

(2004)

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