A Neoist Research Project

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N.O. Cantsin, 2010 - Art - 266 pages
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"A Neoist Research Project" is the first comprehensive anthology and source book of Neoism, an international collective network of mostly anonymous and pseudonymous subcultural actionists and speculative experimenters. It consists of more than one hundred Neoist texts and two hundred images documenting diverse Neoist interventions, Neoist Apartment Festivals, definitions and pamphlets of Neoism and affiliated currents, language and identity experiments, and Neoist memes such as the shared identity Monty Cantsin. From the contents: "Neoist Chair and Chair Action," "Death Mauses Meat Pieces," "Kline Bottle Pieces," "Street performance actions against false infinity," "APT 4, Low Theatre, Montreal," "Neoist Parking Meter Action: Pay Me to Go Away," "Direct Address," "Contract," "The Ceiling Crashes in," "Neoism 101: Thought Projection," "Our Tactics against Stockhausen," "Seven Scripts for One Week of Neoist Activity," "Hypnotic Movement: Concrete Life Examples," "Macmag Virus," "March 24," "Cogito of the pseudo-scientist, experimenting with mild trauma," "Physics," "The Comb," "the gold flag of near neologisms: the striped page," "The White Head," "APT 5," "What is an uh, uh, Apartment Festival," "Blo-Dart Acupuncture &/or Ear-Piercing," "Impractical Seriousness," "Krononautic Divector Field Didaction," "Chronicle of the Neoast Observer at the So-Called Millionth Apartment Festival," "3 part action," "Neoist haircut," "non-participation," "Philosopher's Union soapbox stand," "anything is anything," "language constructions," "Dyslexia," "Continuity Poem (cinematic version)," "A note from the editors of SMILE," "Dialectical Immaterialism," "Formula," "The Last Words of Wilhelm Reich, continued," "Theology," "Plenial Wer," "anti-art is art," "Censorship - the oldest of suppressed traditions," "Proletarian Posturing and the Strike which never Ends," "Neoism is simple," "What is Neoism?," "The First Announcement of Neoism," "The Generation Positive and Neoism," "Origins of Neoism Illuminated," "Bread + Pain + Love = Total Sex," " anti-post-actualism++++++," "Western Cell Division," "Akademgorod," "Why Neoists do not drink alcohol," "The Eroticism of Boredom," "The Concept of Monty Cantsin," "Stupid Undergrounds," "Neoism propaganda sheet 1: SMILE," "Lt. Murnau," "Luther Blissett," "SMILE," "Blood, Bread and Beauty," "Plagerism," "The Curse of Originality," "The 56 Laws of Neoism."

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