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Rapprochement Crisis (If I say it was a dream, will you listen?) by Meg Tuite

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Swoon’s first release of 2014 is a collaboration with the American poet and fiction writer Meg Tuite. In a recent blog post, he writes:

After “I’m sorry but I’ve witnessed what’s under your suburban bruises” it was clear for me I wanted to work with the words of Meg Tuite again .

Last summer we started another collaboration.
Soundscapes by my hand were sent to her, words came flying back to me.
Back and forth…

Words got picked out, recordings were made.

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The [sound]track not only give me a title, it also steered me in the right direction for the images. I didn’t want a ‘storyline’ or a strong narrative. They would stand in the way of the words.
On the other hand I wanted strong emotions, truthful. The whole thing needed a dreamlike feeling of alienation to. I decided on a combination of two different sources;
‘Ménilmontant’ (Markus David Sussmanovitch Kaplan, 1926) and ‘Max Fait de la Photo’ (Lucien Nonguet, 1913)
I added colour and some layers of light.

Read the rest. The video also appears along with the full text and a bio of the poet at Atticus Review.