“Extending Larkin-esque British miserablism
to new comic depths”
Matt Johnson’s Inertia Variations film/ installation
will be presented in Gothenburg, Sweden this month.
I can go from biting loneliness
to social claustrophobia – and back –
in ten seconds flat.
Terrorized by polite conversation,
I don’t have much energy,
and I don’t have much appetite for other people’s energy.
Groaning inwardly, aching for silence, I can feel
my precious hours receding into slowly measured death;
devoured by people who ignore me. I could bite
the hand that feeds, till it bleeds,
but it isn’t very nourishing,
and it would be spat back.
A short essay on the subject of artist’s statements:
FESTIVAL SUPREME: Circus of Death
This is supposed to be a big deal. I’m first up on the smallest stage.