Posted by: xochipublications | April 23, 2013

New edition of William S. Burroughs’ Unforgettable Characters

Inkblot Publications have republished William S Burroughs’ Unforgettable Characters with a great new introduction by Jack Sargeant and a revised and expanded text.  It looks fabulous and follows Inkblots spanking recent publication designs.  For more details contact Aftermath Books or see their listing on Amazon.  

Posted by: xochipublications | April 19, 2013

New revised edition from Inkblot Publications

New revised edition from Inkblot Publications

$12 is a little cheaper than the $100 or so you pay for the first edition so get in quick!

Inkblot Publications are currently working on the revised and expanded edition of the devilishly rare William S. Burroughs Unforgettable Characters: Lola ‘La Chata’ & Bernabe Jurado.  It should be out in the early months of 2013.  Also featured on Inkblot’s early 2013 publishing schedule is a previously unpublished interview of William S. Burroughs conducted by Stephen Davis (Joujouka Rolling Stone, To Marrakech by Aeroplane, Hammer of the Gods, Old Gods Almost Dead, amongst others).  Pre-orders and enquiries are through


Posted by: xochipublications | August 8, 2012

Jack Sergeant hand in mouth

Jack Sergeant hand in mouth

See post below

Posted by: xochipublications | August 8, 2012

Art Show in Sydney curated by Jack Sargeant


‘Untitled (colloquial: Atrocity Exhibitions)’ Curated by Jack Sargeant & Linsey Gosper 

Exhibition opening: Tuesday 21st August 6-8pm
21.8.12 – 26.8.12
ALASKA Projects, Level 2 of the Kings Cross Car Park,
9A Elizabeth Bay Rd Elizabeth Bay (directly behind the Kings Cross Police station)

Drawing on the exploration of the eruption of repressed desires and polymorphic perversions into the everyday, hinted at in J G Ballard’s experimental novel ‘The Atrocity Exhibition’, from where the colloquial title is drawn, this collection of images explores the emergence of new manifestations of the psychosexual unconscious. In these works libidinal outpourings become manifests through unusual fetishes, unleashed urges and images of polymorphic sexuality, all emerging from the collusion of urban zones and economics, amputated urges and personal explorations of seduction and desire.

Romain Slocombe: as a fine artist and photographer Slocombe has exhibited his fetish photographs and paintings internationally. He has published numerous books of photographs including City of the Broken Dolls (Creation Books), Tokyo Sex Underground (Creation Books), A Floating World (Michel Baveret Editeur), and many others. The three photographic works exhibited here explore his ongoing interest with a post-trauma fetishism in which the process of healing and recuperation becomes the locus for libidinal desires.

Lydia Lunch: As a musician Lydia Lunch founded Teenage Jesus and has collaborated with Rowland
S Howard, Foetus, The Birthday Party, Sonic Youth and many others. She is currently recording and performing with Gallon Drunk under the name Big Sexy Noise. She has authored the novel Paradoxia: A Predator’s Diary (Akashic Books) and published numerous collections of shorter works including Will Work For Drugs (Akashic Books) and Incriminating Evidence (Last Gasp), amongst others. She has collaborated with – and appeared in films by – Beth B, Richard Kern and amongst others. She has exhibited her


photography internationally and a collection of her photographs has been published as The Gun Is Loaded (Black Dog). Her latest work is a literary, cultural and culinary exploration of food that extends beyond recipes into a sassy, sexy and occasionally hedonistic celebration of food; The Need To Feed will be published in September.

Tyler Hubby: works as a filmmaker and photographer. Hubby’s photography is best known from the magazine Artillery, while his films have been screened at festivals and galleries across America and Europe. The images exhibited here were found in a garage in a major metropolitan city and are part of a number of images depicting strippers and erotic dancers.

Samantha Sweeting: is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice takes the form of embodied storytelling, drawing upon memory, mythology, psychoanalysis, folklore and fairytales. Her works have been exhibited internationally and were recently included in the Tate Liverpool’s Alice exhibition. The works exhibited here emerged from a series of explorations examining seduction and sexuality.

Monte Cazazza: first emerged as a mail artist. Monte coined the term Industrial Music while collaborating with Throbbing Gristle in the mid-seventies. He has subsequently worked with various bands and musicians and has released numerous solo albums, the most recent of which was The Cynic (Blast First Petite). He has worked with Survival Research Labs engaging in numerous legendary machine performances, co-produced and directed short films including the infamous SXXX80. As an artist he has exhibited his frequently confrontational and darkly humorous artworks across the world. He was a regular contributor to (and subject of) the groundbreaking journal Re/Search.

Usama Alshaibi: is an award-winning film director and photographer. He has directed two feature films, the most recent of which is Profane, and a feature length documentary, as well as numerous short films, all of which have screened across the world. He is currently working on his second feature length documentary. The photographs exhibited draw on the themes of sexuality, lust and fantasy that inform much of his short film practice.

Linsey Gosper: drawing the personal out of collective experiences, Gosper’s work sees the artist positioning herself within the shifting terrains that demark identity, sexuality and gender. She uses the performative body and self-portraiture to explore her subject matter. In the work here she has collaborated with Jack Sargeant to examine the relationship between performance and experience, transgression, sexuality and gender against the background of the automobile.

Curators: Currently residing in Sydney, Jack Sargeant has curated exhibitions and performances and programmed film and music events since the late 1980s, including the film programme at the Sydney Biennale 2012. The author of numerous essential books on underground culture, cult film and cutting-edge art, including Deathtripping: The Extreme Underground (Soft Skull), Suture (Creation Books) and Naked Lens: Beat Cinema (Soft Skull) amongst others. He has written dozens of articles, essays and program notes for a variety of books, magazines, journals and publications including RealTime, The Wire and Fortean Times. In addition he has written introductions to numerous books by fine artists and photographers, including publications by Romain Slocombe, Lydia Lunch and outsider artist Joe Coleman. His photos have been published in various magazines and catalogues.

Linsey Gosper is a photographic artist and curator based in Melbourne working predominately with photography and installation. She is currently the manager of the photographic gallery Colour Factory in Fitzroy where she contributes regularly as a curator. She has worked in this position since Colour Factory Gallery’s inception in October 2009. Linsey exhibits extensively at artist run, regional and commercial galleries in Australia. Her last solo exhibition Object Love was in February 2012 at Stills Gallery, Paddington.

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Posted by: xochipublications | April 28, 2012

xochi23 vol3 launch in Sydney

Wednesday 2nd May at Cross Art Books.  Readings by Jack Sargeant and music by Mike Cooper.  7pm.  $5 gets you wine.  Back issues available.  Vol 1 includes pieces by Brion Gysin, interviews with Charles Bukowski and Daevid Allen of Gong.  Vol 2 features interviews with Kim Salmon and mythical jazz bassist Sirone as well as pieces about cultural rabble rousers, Celine and Gabriele D’Annunzio.  Vol2 also includes a CD of legendary ‘beat’ author Paul Bowles field recordings.  

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Posted by: xochipublications | April 14, 2012

xochi23 vol 3

xochi23 vol 3

Copies will be sent to distributors and subscribers next week. With contributions by Jack Sargeant, Jurgen Ploog, Theo Green, Stephen Davis and Mats Gustafsson this edition is chock full of goodness. Interviews with Peter Brotzmann and Carl Weissner (RIP) round out the issue. Where else can you find a journal that skips from the fabled red city of Marrakech to the synthesis of art and boxing exemplified by Arthur Cravan and Jack Johnson then back to exploring the seismic cultural waves of fifty years of Naked Lunch? 60 pages, perfect bound. The first 100 issues come with a Moroccan Ronda playing card.

Posted by: xochipublications | March 20, 2012

Burroughs Exhibition

Burroughs Exhibition

Posted by: xochipublications | January 3, 2012

Fantastic New Malcom Mooney LP

Available from Milviasun Records

Posted by: xochipublications | January 3, 2012

R.I.P. Sam Rivers

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