Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sacha Archer : from KIM

Sacha Archer is a Canadian writer currently residing in Ontario. He earned his B.A. in English Literature in 2008 from Trent University. He was the recipient of the 2008 P.K. Page Irwin Prize for his poetry and visual art, and in 2010 he was chosen to participate in the Elise Partridge Mentor Program. His work has appeared in ditch poetry, filling Station, ACTA Victoriana, 491 Magazine, Eunoia, and as part of Angel House Press’s National Poetry Month online publication. He has work forthcoming in NōD, Experiment-O, and illiterature. His chapbook, Dishwashing Event, Part One: Tianjin, China was recently published by no press, while Dishwashing Event, Part Two: Ontario, Canada is forthcoming from Puddles of Sky Press.

The following photographs are conceptual poem-documents. They are part of a series titled KIM, created by opening a picture of Kim Jong-un with Wordpad, thereby creating a wasteland of language at the press of a button. I then treated the resultant text as a blasted landscape proper, one which I photographed in the likeness of aerial photography. In response to the huffing and puffing of North Korea and the ever flowing vernacular of threat.

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