Catalog of knives of Diamond Mouth Surprise:
Obsidian: for opening the ailing body
Copper: for tearing the soil and piercing the restless dead
Steel: manumission and liberation treatments
Silver: for relief from drought by sacrifice
Bronze: all times at hip or in hand
Jade: for cooling the over-hot tongue
Tusk: for removing foul teeth and flesh
Horn: for delaying effects of the equinox
Mahogany: for the first born son
Juniper: for the first born daughter
Bone: when the air is yellow or silver
Coral: by which Magxronj removed his own eyes
Shell: for what is salty or acid
Marble: for the spreading of oils
Opal: festivals, celebrations, and self-defense in dreams
March 31st, the eve of the Unwrapping of the Knives. Come be Diamond Mouth Surprise. Discover whether this year will be one of cutting, being cut, or equal parts of both. Music, words, images, dancing, blades.
Carlos Giffoni is a Venezuelan electronic musician residing in the New York City area for the past 10 plus years. It’s here where Giffoni established himself not only as a jammer, but also as a curator of contemporary out music, as label head / festival director for No Fun Productions. Giffoni uses modular synthesizers, custom-built instruments, and various modes of analog and digital synthesis to compose electronic music pieces for physical formats. Giffoni’s recent work focuses on live analog synthesizer pieces in line with early cosmic electronic and techno music, while maintaining the harsher edge of his previous noise works. His 12” Evidence is recently out on Mexican Summer’s imprint Software.
Ariana Reines is the author of The Cow, Coeur de Lion, and Mercury. Telephone, her play commissioned by New York’s Foundry Theatre in 2009, was named one of the year’s best by the New York Times and the New Yorker and won two Obies. Translation work includes The Little Black Book of Grisélidis Réal: Days and Nights of an Anarchist Whore by Jean-Luc Hennig (Semiotext(e)), My Heart Laid Bare by Charles Baudelaire (Mal-O-Mar), and the forthcoming Preliminary Materials Toward a Theory of the YoungGirl (Working Title) by the TIQQUN collective (Semiotext(e)). In 2009, she was Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at UC Berkeley. She has also taught at Columbia University and The European Graduate School. A Vodou initiate, she is now exploring the relation between Vodou ritual and Greek tragedy, among other things.
Paul Ohan is a freelance writer who has worked for Style.com, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Our Town. He has also worked as a stylist and dabbled in interior design. A product of New York City and Los Angeles, he received a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The New School. His work can be found at airkissonmars.com.
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