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NEW! Flying Home by Steve Dalachinsky & Sig Bang Schmidt

NEW! Flying Home by Steve Dalachinsky & Sig Bang Schmidt

PRE-ORDER NOW! – The first 30 pre-orders of Flying Home are exceptionally priced at 12€ – a 20% savings. Shipping begins in January 2015.


Flying Home is an extraordinary artistic collaboration that features 55 original works of art by Sig Bang Schmidt with verses by world-renowned poet, Steve Dalachinsky. Digitalizing and colorizing authentic World War I archival photographs, Sig Bang Schmidt’s images present surreal vistas of warfare revived with intensely saturated colors that bring the Great War out of the into the grim grayscale of textbook history. Steve Dalachinsky’s unique, vibrant words, create fragmented narratives of the lives and deaths of the men lost to the dark hole of war.
TrenchlifeReleased by Paris Lit Up Press just in time for the 100th anniversary of World War I, all 112 full color A4 pages of Flying Home are intended as both a tribute to the fallen of the past as well as a poignant political critique of war in the present. The works that comprise this volume were previously exhibited at The Peace Gallery at the Anti-War Museum in Berlin Germany under the title “Icarus in No Man’s Land – A 21st Century View on World War One” in 2004, and featured in online literary magazine Quarrtsiluni in 2009. This volume also includes an introduction by Bernd Ulrich and Stern van Doll.

Steve Dalachinsky is a New York poet born in 1946 in Brooklyn. His extensive work between poetry and jazz work has appeared in countless journals the world over including Big Bridge, Milk, Tribes, Unlikely Stories, Ratapallax, Evergreen Review, Long Shot, Alpha Beat Soup, The Brooklyn Review, and many more. He has been included in such anthologies as Beat IndeedThe Haiku MomentUp is Up But So is Down: NYU Downtown Literary Anthology, and the esteemed Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. His most recent poetry books include Reaching into the Unknown (2009), Insomnia Poems (2009), Invasion of the Animal People (2010), The Mantis: collected poems for Cecil Taylor 1966-2009 (2011/12), Trust Fund Babies (2012), The Veiled Doorway & St. Lucie (2012), Long Play E.P. ( 2012), and A Superintendent’s Eyes (2013). His audio CD compilations include Incomplete Direction (1999), The Bill Has Been Paid (2013) and The Fallout of Dreams (2013). His recognitions include the 2007 Josephine Miles PEN National Book Award and has also been recently nominated for a PEN Oakland Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, Steve Dalachinsky was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.

Sig Bang Schmidt was born in 1958 in Hockenheim, Germany and lives as an independent artist in Vienna, Austria. Originally a student of physics at Freie Universität Berlin, he has expressed his passion for the nature of reality through works of science and art. He contributed to several group shows in New York, Berlin, Karlsruhe and Vienna, including Decision Reserved at the New York Law School in 1995, Artists help Children in Emporium Berlin in 2002, WWI with the Northport Historical Society in New York in 2003, À la Guerre comme à la Guerre – Mail Art at the Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza in Vicenza, Italy in 2004 and the 2009 Marginal Art Festival of Mail Art Responses to Trench Art. His solo exhibitions include Change of the Century at Galerie Artificium Berlin in 1992, new works at Gallery Emerging Collector New York in 1997, The Joyful Science with the Galerie Bremer Berlin in 2000, War Works… at Wallywoods Gallery Berlin in 2005 and 48 Hours Neukölln 2006 – work in progress at Agentur Bildende Kunst Berlin.


Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Paris Lit Up Press (January, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN: 979-10-94649-00-8
Product Dimensions: 210 x 297 x 10 mm
Shipping Weight: 0.3 kg

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