The Surrealist Erotica Series Updates

Surrealist Erotica Video Pages

The main video series is now complete, but the overall project is far from over. I've created a secondary Vimeo on Demand page called What is Surrealism. This second page will grant you access to the same videos that are in the Bonus section of the main Surrealist Erotica series. (Many, many more of the Bonus films are on the horizon to be created, and being added to both pages) These videos are generally shorter, less explicit, and more experimental. I set it up as a subscription in place of a Patreon page (because Patreon is shit). Subscriptions and rentals are put towards the costs of production. I try to always make use of the things I already have, but sometimes I do need to purchase materials for props, costumes, etc. 

Eventually, I will cut all the footage into a longer, single edit. And then there's also the book... see below... 

 Posters for the two series:    Surrealist Erotica , the main series with the erotica films plus the extra experimental videos in the Bonus section.   What is Surrealism , a secondary subscription series that contains  only  the Bonus videos of the main series. They are generally shorter, less explicit, and more experimental. 

Posters for the two series: 

Surrealist Erotica, the main series with the erotica films plus the extra experimental videos in the Bonus section.

What is Surrealism, a secondary subscription series that contains only the Bonus videos of the main series. They are generally shorter, less explicit, and more experimental. 

Surrealist Erotica Book

While I'm working on the video stuff, I'm also working on stills that will be used for the Surrealist Erotic book project. The book will include stills from the videos, other photos inspired by Surrealist images, plus art and literary works created using the Surrealist techniques (collage, cut ups,  calligramme, etc). In addition to the book, I plan to create a special edition book-in-a-box, à la Duchamp's Box-in-a-Valise. 

 Marcel Duchamp's Box in a Valise

Marcel Duchamp's Box in a Valise

Follow me on Twitter and Steemit to stay up to date with the project.

Month in Review: January 2018

So far, 2018 already feels better than 2017. Overall, its been a good month. Before I overview my works created this month, I want to revise my intention to create a book series related to the Surrealist Erotica stuff. I originally thought I'd do a series of separate books, each one dedicated to a different artist or writer. I've decided to go a different way with it- make one book- that includes my Surrealist-related erotic photos, collages, and other art and literary works created with the techniques of the Surrealists. There will be a run of regularly printed books, and then a special limited edition where the contents are loose in a box, a la Duchamp's Box-in-a-Valise. Follow me on Twitter and Steemit to keep up-to-date on my Surrealist-related works. 


Collages

 In Bloom by Joan Pope

In Bloom by Joan Pope


Music

I released a collection of many of my early, instrumental, unfinished works as a free album called Excess on Bandcamp:

I also released a remix of a song I did with Primitive Knot last year. Its also a free download on Bandcamp: 

I also released 2 songs as Pope Joan II, which are more of the classical music remixes I've been doing. The first samples Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusick. I used it as the soundtrack to the Dorothea Tanning episode of the Surrealist Erotica video because she has a painting with the same title. The other remix sampled Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin.

I released a few new tracks on D-sound as well that I will eventually put on Bandcamp as a collection. Check them out: Dream Dealer, Interwar Tension, and Practical Dreamer.


Photography


Erotica

I added some more episodes to the Surrealist Erotica series: Juliet Man Ray, Jacques-Andre Boiffard, Andre Masson, Dorothea Tanning, and Alice Prin. I also added new stuff to OnlyFans and I created a curated "best of" type collection for Vimeo-on-Demand called The Erotic Collection.

Bonus video inspired by a series of Man Ray photos:

 Bonus video inspired by Man Ray

Bonus video inspired by Man Ray

I created a "best of" collection called The Erotic Collection available through Vimeo-on-Demand. Its selected videos that have been published already on OnlyFans. I'll be adding to it as time goes on.


Videos

I only made one collage-esque video this month. I made a couple other videos using found footage for some of my music. 


Outings

I don't get out much in general, but in the winter its especially bad. I attended the PBR Buck Off at Madison Square Garden and saw the New York Philharmonic perform Ravel and Debussy. Other than that, I've just been working on my art and music. 

Man Ray inspired book in the works

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I've compiled some of the Man Ray inspired images and put a book together. I'm working on the finishing touches and will probably wait until January to get it printed. I will make a limited number of signed copies available that will come with a set of prints of some Man Ray inspired images that were not referenced in the Surrealist Erotica Man Ray film. 

The next Surrealist Erotica film I'm working on is inspired by Meret Oppenheim. Like I said in my last post, these take longer to produce. In the meantime, check out this post I made about my visual references for the Man Ray film.