Polymorph Bodyshop Documentary

Documentation, editing, structure: Aaron Dylan Kearns
Broken iPhone videography: Martin E. Kearns
Featuring: Steven Cline, Casi Cline, Mattias Forshage, Jason Abdelhadi, Steve Morrison, Megan Leach, Ladonna Smith
Music: Tim White, Craig S. Wilson, The Bim Prongs, Casi Cline, Fluxnois (Post-credits sequence)
Animation: Aaron Dylan Kearns
Runtime: 40:03

THE WINDOW OF ATLANTIS

New zine of House of Mysticum texts now released, collecting various collective games, drawings and collage from us.

INTRODUCTION: Three years, give or take. Three years of surrealism in the belly of Atlantis. You hold partial record of those three years in your hands. Much more exists in boxes, is lost or by its very nature unrecordable. As always with surrealism, the true worth of the game is not in the end result, but in the playing. Yes—we gather in a spirit of surrealist play—not artistic production. “Art” is just another trap they lay for you, as is “my oeuvre” and “my goddamn personal style”. We need new words now. New bearings. The old ones are all fucked. Call it a record of “collective poetic activity”, then, call it whatever you like. Call it “Armadillo Sponge”, or “Hallucinated Himalayan Shipwreck”. Or maybe you could simply call it “Magick”? Above all else, it is an attempt at a new way of seeing. A new way of being. We seek a revolutionary transmutation. And it is from inside the crucible of authentic collective action that this change is made possible. No, there can be no surrealism of one. Not now, and not ever. What are surrealists? We are naked mole-rats without queen. We are a headless hive. So why not start a surrealist cell of your own, dear reader? Why not? Open yourself up to surrealism, and weird things will start to happen. Yellow spotted frogs will fall down from the sky. The sun and the moon will grow furry tails and ejaculate. There will be mad synchronicity. I guarantee it.

Print version here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/house-of-mysticum/issue-1/paperback/product-24354930.html

Free PDF here: https://houseofmysticum.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/mysti_web_compressed.pdf

A campfire salome

A campfire salome breeds rock underneath her tongue. Blackhole-bear in some toothy extractions? With a gasp her teeth and fangs rose alert against the perceived threat. Yet even after all this, her family still turned to turnips, and the raisin-dew darkness encroached on her thighs…

collective text & image, ML, CC, SC

Cleo the Nose

We were informed that the nose of this doll, and the nose alone, was haunted by a lingering spirit or energy. We decided to investigate. It seemed to like the name Cleo, and had formed in 1971. It may or may have been a hairy horticulturist, and it does not like pontification. Pens in hand, we speculated further…

CLEO’S ORIGIN STORY

ONE OF CLEO’S CLOSE RELATIVES

CLEO’S TRUE FORM

CC, SC, ML

STRANGLED SUN: A Novel Outline

Game Directions: Player 2 called out a random page number, and player 1 wrote down the first adjective, noun or verb that he saw on that page to fill in the sentence structure he created. Using more than one book recommended. – CC & SC

EXPOSITION

THE

biological excitements mate

WHILE THE

drowned vision showers

BECAUSE OF THIS,

Ferris Wheel showers the pilot

RISING ACTION

THE

neurotic light yearns

WHILE THE

luminous aggression gives

BECAUSE OF THIS,

light wanders the path

CLIMAX

THE

frightened supermarket crosses

WHILE THE

sexual tennis sneaker follows

BECAUSE OF THIS,

vehicle loads the gift

FALLING ACTION

THE

female Loving One sits

WHILE THE

insane world experiences

BECAUSE OF THIS,

relationship separates the animal

RESOLUTION

THE

flower-bedecked penis forms

WHILE THE

bright ecstasy grimaces

BECAUSE OF THIS,

skull clutches the hummingbird