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Atramentum published by Radical Matters Editions Label

Posted in Other Blackness with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2013 by drawingsubscription

Atramentum, Vincent Como, Black, Radical Matters Editions Label

I am very happy to partner with Radical Matters Editions Label, an independent publishing house and record label in Italy focusing on experimental and transgressive works, to unleash the black mysteries of Atramentum through their Eskathon Publishing division. This collection of works are “Images”, or rather, arrangements of black on a page delivered as an e-folio which are to be printed out by the collector. These works are digital monotypes, as each different printer, toner, and paper combination will have a hand in the authorship of the pieces, affecting the appearance of the final work. Atramentum is the ancient term used to describe “the very black”.

This project is scaled to EU standards and the A4 paper size. Similar to the 8.5 x 11 inch US “Letter” standard, but not quite, so that too will slightly alter the final composition.

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I first came in to contact with Sandro Gronchi at Radical Matters when participating in the third Black Metal Theory Symposium in 2011. RMEDL provided a live stream of the proceedings which are archived on their site. Sandro is a tireless supporter of some of the most interesting experimental music, art and theory that can be found in the living world. We had been discussing another larger scale publication project which has not yet become manifest, but in the interim, it has been an honor and a pleasure to be able to produce Atramentum with him. I’m very much looking forward to other projects from RMEDL and the Eskathon Publishing series, and you should too…


Black Metal Theory Symposium III

Posted in Other Blackness with tags , on November 14, 2011 by drawingsubscription

I’ve been really excited and grateful to have work from the Hexe series requested to adorn the third Black Metal Theory Symposium and am also pleased to be heading over to Dublin to  deliver a presentation wherein I will be discussing the works, where they come from and the nihilistic undertones of not only relating to these objects, but relating to anyone/thing outside of our localized consciousness and how that feeds into and fights against the power and concept of belief.

There is a whole day’s worth of interesting and challenging presentations that will be streamed live thanks to Radical Matters, a specialty producer of beautiful  limited edition works for artists/musicians operating out of Italy.  It all goes down Sunday, November 20th at 2pm in Dublin (that’s 9am for those of you in the US on Eastern Standard, AKA: New York O’Clock).