Trailer for Earth After Earth
by Toni Simon
drawings and video by Toni Simon
narrated by Nick Piombino and Toni Simon
from Lunar Chandelier Press
available from http://lunarchandelier-lunarchandelier.blogspot.com/
Toni Simon’s Earth After Earth, like classic apocalyptic writing, not only offers oblique prophecies of what’s to come, but captures the present, through the perspective of its alchemical, twilight language and dreamlike art. This verbal/visual text portrays a midnight world full of psychic threat yet how beautiful its demons and angels, its “forest people”, “clairvoyant asteroids” and other denizens appear as they glow fiercely within its Dantesque, black lit landscapes. The end may be nigh, but it’s sublime.