Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Eye of the Beholder


Salvador Dali's "Celestial Elephant"



AleXander Hirka's "Dog Piss On 67th Street"


~:3O-    ~:3O-

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pynchon In Public Day


8 May 1937 is Thomas Ruggles Pynchon's birthdate.
The famously reclusive author is celebrated by his fans 
by bringing their own Pynchon out in public.

Click HERE to read about Pynchon in Public Day.

Photo of the Anonymous Anomalous Duo taken at a location at 114th Street in Manhattan.
508 . . . Ruggles, hmmm.


Thomas Pynchon on The Simpsons.

Responding to the image which has been manufactured in the media over the years, Pynchon made two cameo animated appearances on the television series The Simpsons in 2004. The first occurs in the episode "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife", in which Marge Simpson becomes a novelist. He plays himself, with a paper bag over his head, and provides a blurb for the back cover of Marge's book, speaking in a broad Long Island accent: "Here's your quote: Thomas Pynchon loved this book, almost as much as he loves cameras!" He then starts yelling at passing cars: "Hey, over here, have your picture taken with a reclusive author! Today only, we'll throw in a free autograph! But, wait! There's more!"


Watch it HERE.

In his second appearance, in "All's Fair in Oven War", Pynchon's dialogue consists entirely of puns on his novel titles ("These wings are 'V'-licious! I'll put this recipe in 'The Gravity's Rainbow Cookbook', right next to 'The Frying of Latke 49'.").

Watch it HERE.


 Pynchon wanted to do the series because his son was a big fan.


Click HERE to read about Thomas Pynchon

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Larry Harvey

"This may be the essential genius of Burning Man:
Out of nothing, we created everything."
- Larry Harvey

click on image to enlarge

Burning Man blog post HERE.
New York Times obituary HERE.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Commemorative-Issue-eStamps

Stop the violence, people!


War Is A Racket
by
Smedley Darlington Butler (1881-1940)

This should be required reading for all people. Takes less than an hour . . .
Read it HERE . . . or listen/watch the video version HERE.


Marilyn Fayre Milos (1940 -  )

What is genital integrity? 
Become informed about the realities of circumcision and functions of the foreskin.
HERE and HERE
A look at the moral equivalence of male and female circumcision. HERE.
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Friday, January 5, 2018

Death By Search Engine

Published 22 December 2017
in Harlem, New York City

by Anomaly Works Press NYC.
A short story.


"Less than a year ago she and I were sitting at the coffee shop with our laptops, searching. Causes. Symptoms. Treatments. Second Opinions.
[...]
“I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Boy is that a lot of hot air, dear lady.
[...]
Yes, there is a time and a place, and no matter how efficient the search engine, it won’t provide that detailed information."



Friday, December 22, 2017

Sixty Six

2 blank canvases + 6 acrylic paints + brushes
  
÷ Anomalous Duo  (Tammy Remington + AleXander Hirka)

+ 11 days x 66 minutes each

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Uniforms R Viral


"Gender Dance" - photo-monatge by AleXander Hirka

"Uniforms R Viral" was the last in a series of short stories issued by Anomaly Works NYC as part of the "Two Stories Up!" project, which featured T. Remington & AleXander Hirka spinning short tales which then traveled via postal mail to a selected list of interested readers.  These stories were eventually also shared via their blog.

To read the short story on Medium, click here.



Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Prints of Burning Man Art


In response to numerous requests I am making available
quality prints of this art
work.

 
Shown at Burning Man 2017 and you can read about it HERE.

It is a large 35" x 35" in rich, luscious colours.

FINE ART PAPER 100% COTTON Red River Auroura White 250gsm (64lbs)


It is also available on the material I printed it for Burning Man –
  Lexject toughcoat 3R DuPont Tyvek

A high-density polyethylene; very durable; won’t tear – ideal if you are not framing.


If interested, write to me HERE.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Burning Man 2017 art

“Blind Leading The Blind (Question Rituals)"

after Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569)

 > click on image to fall into it <



35″x35″ – on display at Center Camp, Burning Man 2017 ~

Aug 27 – Sept 4, Black Rock City, Nevada

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AND…

A companion booklet
featuring the short story “UNEXAMINED RITUALS” by T. Remington,
will be distributed at Burning Man 2017 next to the above artwork in Center Camp.


  

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Just Runaways

The collection of stories that make up what we call our identities is often divided into numerous, somewhat cohesive, larger histories.  Within these mythic sections there are smaller chapters, whose various segments are interlocked with spun tales, adventurous episodes, dramatic scenes, romantic chronicles and mundane reports.
Held together by memory, that carnival house mirror, we adjust the pages and polish the cover, adding new pages with every passing day.  Very few events, only those on the scale of births or deaths, truly shake up that basic narrative we carry of who we are.

In March of 2017, two tightly intertwined stories from many decades past, ones that I had assumed I would never know the resolution of, were suddenly pulled like rabbits from a hat.  The revelations brought with them perspective-shifting joy, as well as shades of profound horror.

I felt the need to hold together these experiences, to bind them into my collection of life stories, and so have put together this small book.

Assembled from shuffled non-linear fragments, culled from the letters I wrote to my mother during 1970 and 1971, it is a simple glimpse into the innocence, fear, joy and quotidian diversions of two young people.


The story begins on 8 February 1970 when I left New York City with my girlfriend Gail – me fleeing the Selective Service draft, her an abusive father  -  and ends, and begins again, in March 2017.


“Just Runaways”
Fragments from the correspondence 
to my mother  -  Chicago to New York, 1970/71

©
AleXander Hirka
  2 July 2017, New York City

16 pages First Edition 200 copies
50 copies signed/numbered by the author


$15. includes shipping (cash/check/Paypal)
send email with information HERE to order
or send payment with you mailing address to PayPal at bothendsburningman@gmail.com

drawing from one of the letters


Published and distributed by Anomaly Works NYC
editorial shaman ~ Tammy Remington