Textiloma
or, The Postmodern Epimetheus

vol II of 'SSES" 'SSES" "SSEY'

sur-rendered by anon I'm us


ISBN: 978-1-940853-11-6
244 pages (8" x 10")

$24 from SPD or Amazon

or $15 if you get it directly from Calamari:

actual text artifact recovered post-op:


At the end of volume I of ‘SSES” ‘SSES” “SSEY the author has the corpse of his dead dad surgically removed from his Deleuzian BwO but then O.D.s (dying in a parked car, like his father) post-op, before the scar heals, becoming Ulysses in a father-figurative sense. In Textiloma (vol II), the medical transcript of "the making of" (a prescription of sorts) is figuratively transplanted into the BwO of the surviving brother (now Telemachus) who adopts a patient/ghost-writer (anon I’m us) to adapt the script since he's too close to the material + deathly afraid of needles + 'sirjury,' reverse engineering this contextual operation to bring both brother + father home for a proper burial.

... this is the story below the surface. Above ground, the 2 brothers work on a film together in France, entitled: Or, A Postmodern Epimetheus, a remake of Frankenstein featuring Prometheus's lesser-known brother, Epimetheus (literally 'afterthought,' as opposed to his brother, 'forethought'). In this script within the transplanted transcript (that draws analogy to René Daumal's Mount Analogue), the 2 brothers climb an unnameable mountain in the 'Himalayus' to retrieve the corpse of their father (who by now is Sisyphus, Ulysses's true father) who died (by 'sewerside') attempting to scale the same 'peek'. At the end of the day, the semaphorical summit remains unclimbed (at least not by any 1 that lives to tell the tale). The script is never made into a film. The cathartic operation only takes place in 'spearit'. Textiloma (from Greek textile + Swahili boma = hiding place) becomes the very textile/ gauze that is accidentally left behind during the imagined operation on their brother/father.
By 'pro-ssesing' the texts, script, art + rehab 'journulls' of the metaphorical 'gourney' we become them, anon-ymously, as with the persona assumed by recover-ing addicts/ substance abusers. "The ½ of U in US is the 2nd chants U get," we read/write, in finishing this suicide note/love letter to y/ourself that U never had a chance to leave behind (but now get to read).

The gauzey text/image of Textiloma will be digitally serialized episode by epidsode (as PDFs) in real-time, as it's transcribed (if we can 'right' it on time), before the analog (dead-tree-based) book version is published, according to the following schedule:


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