MECHANICAL FANTASY BOX - THE HOMOEROTIC JOURNALS OF PATRICK COWLEY by PATRICK COWLEY

SKU110850
ArtistPATRICK COWLEY
TitleMECHANICAL FANTASY BOX - THE HOMOEROTIC JOURNALS OF PATRICK COWLEY
LabelDARK ENTRIES
Catalog #978-1-942884-54-5
Genre
ReleaseW 47 - 2019
FormatBooks & Magazines - USBOOK
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Tracks

  1. Out Of Body (intro)
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  2. Right Here, Right Now
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  3. Broken Dishes
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  4. Breakdown
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  5. moving bodies i
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  6. Grisha's Tune
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  7. Sensitivity
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  8. Shrouds
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  9. Lumberjacks In Heat
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  10. Mechanical Fantasy Box
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  11. Thrill Of The Hunt
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  12. Before Original Sin
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  13. Sea Of China
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Description

Mechanical Fantasy Box is Cowley’s homoerotic journal, or as he called it, “graphic accounts of one man’s sex life.” The journal begins in 1974 and ends in 1980 on his 30th birthday. It chronicles his slow rise to fame from lighting technician at The City Disco to crafting a ground-breaking 16-minute remix of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” to performing with Sylvester at the SF Opera House. Vivid descriptions are told of cruising in ‘70s SoMA sex venues to primal highs in Buena Vista Park and composing pornophonics in his Castro apartment. The entries are introspective and show a very out-front, alive person going through the throes of gay liberation post-Stonewall.

French-born artist and Berlin resident Gwenaël Rattke works in collage, silkscreen, photography and Xerox graphics. Rattke's collage works borrow from the visual codes of the 60s and 70s. Intricate, ornamental and excessive, they present "an imagined past fired with beauty and sexual freedom." For this book Rattke created 25 original illustrations inspired by selected entries, 3 street maps documenting locations mentioned herein and 4 collages of photos, ephemera and notes Patrick stuffed inside the journal. DE has included Patrick’s doodles too, as well as introductory essays by Josh Cheon, Theresa McGinley and Jorge Socarrás.

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