David Vichnar of Equus Press continues his series of mini-reviews covering the best of contemporary independent small-press production, each instalment dedicated to some (usually three) of their most recent & interesting titles. In the seventh instalment, the focus is on Evan Isoline’s Self-Fuck Press.
According to their mission statement, the title SELFFUCK is designed “to suggest masturbation, ontological violence, ambiguity and transmutation,” & ambiguous/transmutative feature in their further self-descriptions:
The subject of SELFFUCK is ocular and Dionysian; a dark, bodily plexus where cinema is related to death, voyeurism to god, architecture to entheogenic travel. […] SELFFUCK is a parasitic text-organism from outer space that induces visual hallucinations which slowly and painfully devour your brain. SELFFUCK is an animistic religion of nothingness. Death before death. SELFFUCK is a primitive cult of the future. A giant arachnid with peep holes instead of eyes.
In this instalment of collective mini-reviews, focus will be on three recent small experimental chapbooks/textual objects by Evan Isoline, Mike Corrao, & Dale Brett.Continue reading