Stephen Perkins: Selections from “The Prague Series”

“I am an immigrant and I am not going back” by Stephen Perkins (2017)

 

Stephen Perkins has made significant contributions to the cultural landscape in general and the post-avant and alternative culture in particular. He is widely known for his association with the Janet Janet identity, Box of Water and Schism classic zines as well as the Festival of Plagiarism, Artstrike and many other historic events and projects. He was a longtime residence of San Francisco and now lives in Madison, Wisconsin (USA). See Ruud Janssen’s interview with Stephen Perkins for more information:

http://www.iuoma.org/perkins.html

On a recent visit to Prague, Perkins took a remarkable series of photos. I am very pleased he granted permission to share some with Asemic Front. These are textually oriented street shots from Prague. With a brilliant eye, Perkins has identified asemics and visual poems of extraordinary power in the everyday. His titles give the series added cohesion and prove – again – that visual poetry can function effectively as political poetry.

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“Stop the Trump fake news machine with bullets of truth”

“Something is so so wrong that Trump could say what he did about women and still get elected”

“I guess I am still shocked that we have this total nut job at the helm” by Stephen Perkins (2017)

“You can hardly even make this shit up”

“Stop Trump by any means necessary”

Perkins Sad to be leaving this beautiful city of Prague, and yes Fuck You Donald Trump

“Sad to be leaving this beautiful city of Prague and yes ‘Fuck you Donald Trump'” by Stephen Perkins (2017)

 

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