Friday Base story: A young man is on his last day of work at a coffee shop. He takes the order of a usual working customer who was in a rush to get to work. The cashier knew his order by heart, a Large Vanilla Latte. Journey is playing over the sound system (Song is […]Read more "Part 1 of Project 2 – Friday at the Coffee Shop"
The girl in Dark Spring is only 12. Her father is away and she does not get along with her step mother, who is there physically, but not emotionally. The maid, who the girl bonds with, is let go by the step mother due to jealousy. Her life situation is less than ideal. Neglected, the […]Read more "Madness and The Margins"
Andre Breton’s Nadja takes place over a 10 day span. The first 1/3 of the novel is a manifesto style. The second 1/3 is about the narrator’s obsession with Nadja. The last 1/3 is again back to that Manifesto style of writing. It is interesting that Breton, the father of Surrealism, authored a work where […]Read more "Nadja and the Quest"
Urban ripples seem shocking to modern Americans. Touch my calm skin. You’ve developed a love for me, you bless my soul. My mother always told me I should never run with freaks. My mother always told me I shouldn’t play with the bros. “Stay aware, stay by and stay to safety,” She always says. […]Read more "Milwaukee at Night – Not a Mother’s Delight"
After much fascination of the short film, Un Chien Andalou, I have researched and found it to involve several instances of dreams. Basically, Surrealist Salvidor Dali came up with the ideas based on his own dreams. Dreams are a big aspect of the Surrealist movement, as their purpose was to “enhance our knowledge and understanding […]Read more "Surrealist Cinema"
For this post, I wanted to take a look at a local piece. Pictured below is Surrealists Joseph Cornell’s “Celestial Navigation of Birds” piece of work which can be found at the Milwaukee Art Museum. I am planning on going to the art museum over my spring break, so I thought having a sneak peak […]Read more "The Sleep of Reason – Joseph Cornell"
Hugo Ball interested me because he was crucial to the avant-garde movement. I also study linguistics, so the idea of phonetic poetry intrigued me. Is Karawane gibberish? What does it all mean? jolifanto bambla o falli bambla großiga m’pfa habla horem egiga goramen higo bloiko russula huju hollaka hollala anlogo bung blago bung blago bung bosso […]Read more "A closer look at Karawane"