Apophallation Sketches: a Theater of Affective Extremes, Strenuous Essays for the Senses
by j/j hastain
Hand-sewn with dark red vellum endpapers, which will show from the edge of "hem" of the chap. Price: $8.00
In this collection of lyric essay, hastain explores the experience of the embodied extreme:
As forms capable of riding our feeling, we are embodied extremes to someone else’s (or an era’s) societal status or states. Perhaps, then, it is sometimes the case that our best choice is to embody our accuracies as reason and way to reach further into extremity. We seek beyond attributed or inherited basis and while we leave it behind us we understand the base’s limit. From that understanding we extend, sculpt. Flowers bloom brightly through basis and they break its limit as they do. Bacteria-rich hydrothermal waters spill forcefully upward through surface from below it, coloring and enriching perspective.
Hermaphroditic terrestrial slugs are born with the organs of both sexes. By their nature they are extremes in that they differ from other slugs; they switch and change. Hermaphroditic slugs elaborate on where one another’s physiologies and pheromones overlap and as they do so they bring one another’s genders into the forefront of interaction. Courtship is for this.