SKANK BLOC BOLOGNA
Skank Bloc Bologna is inspired by Semina a free-form journal published sporadically by artist Wallace Berman and his circle in California in the 1950's and 60's.
These short bursts of contemporary avant-garde poetry, prose, photography, collage and drawing were augmented by fragments lifted from various visionary precursors, then mailed out to a couple of hundred kindred spirits. With a somewhat irreverent attitude and a DIY, ad hoc approach Berman was able to create his own culture and community.
Skank Bloc Bologna offers a loose leaf collection of works with each piece able to stand on its own or be re-configured within the collection. Rather than offer a thematic framework the collection will be open to interpretation. This is the first in a series of issues with a view to Skank becoming an extension of the TART program.
We have put together a remarkable collection of works from contributors including Anne Waldman, Bill Berkson, Urs Fischer, Alejandro Cesarco, Anne Colvin, Sari Carel, Alex Hetherington, Graham Fagen, Fabienne Lasserre, Marcella Faustini, Jordan Essoe, Oliver Farley, Cheryl Meeker, Ishan Clemenco, Rebecca Miller, Frank Olive/Rudy Shephard, Nico Ihlein and more.
An edition of one hundred copies are being produced. A special edition of ten, signed by the artists includes original works from Anne Waldman, Oliver Farley, Marcella Faustini and Fabienne Lasserre.