jjblack is a writer/poet/photographer/filmmaker/animator/artist/sculptor/musician/composer/singer/songwriter/multimedia artist & producer.

   As a journalist/photographer he has worked for many magazines worldwide including Time & Look & has worked as a magazine & newspaper editor.

  His fine art Photography has been widely exhibited,most recently in 2017 at the Los Angeles Center For Digital Art  &  he has taught communications at  college & university.

    As a musician, he has played in bands in England & Canada. He & his late son Sean were the core Of the band, Dining With Attila. He lives in Paris & in the Green Mountains near the Vermont/Quebec border.

                      (see below for latest books & cds - available on iTunes)

     He combines traditional media as conceptual art in non-traditional ways for output as

interactive DVDs & CDRoms. His works include the Black Boxes of jjblack which comprises :


Relics of a Novel - 4 Multimedia Quartets (5 DVDs/4 CDRoms + 4 audio cds) being

artifacts left behind by characters in an abandoned novel :


.....Tornado Sky - the 1st multimedia quartet

.... Please Dont Mention Miami - the 2nd multimedia quartet

.... Dancing On The Bones Of Dreams - the 3rd multimedia quartet

.... Whisper To The Wind - the 4th multimedia Quartet

.....each of the 4 interactive DVDs/CDRoms includes ...

the story of the abandoned novel ; artwork created by a character in the novel ; photography by a character; poetry written by a character ; sculpture by another character & songs written & performed by Deaf Lemon Peel ,the central character in the abandoned novel.


....IMAGIC - The Magic Image Odyssey of jjblack  ( 9 interactive DVDs/ CDRoms )

each DVD & CDRom has 5 - 6 image movies (15-20 mins each) with musical soundtracks

an odyssean novel in images Book 1 - Lux Book 2 - Temps Perdu Book 3 - Persona Book 4 - POV Book 5 - Dea    Book 6 - Isness       Book 7- Floral Etudes   Book 8 - A Few Days

( Book7 has 27 movies each 3-6mins) ( Book 8 has 35 movies each 6-7mins on 2 DVDs )

....Moondog Soirée - an interactive multimedia miscellany of words, sounds & images including VR plays ; animations etc. (2 DVDs)

...Naked -

an erotic novel roman/ce in kinetic poetry with photographic & musical accompaniment.

( an interactive experience with animated poetry & VR variations) (2 DVDs)

......The Goldbox Variations - a conceptual series of virtual boxes within boxes, which contain virtual galleries,audio/visual jukeboxes & other conceptions

...,,,,Sex - Found & Lost : A Tantric Book of Visual Commentary on Sexual Imagery

(erotic art postmodern)

.......Primavera :  More floral etudes

........Flicker : A series of Short Strange Films & other kinetic artworks (2 dvds)

........Palimpsest : a full length experimental/conceptual film

.........Graphic Tantric Chorals : 4 choral works accompanied by graphic works

.........Tantric Graphics : a 2 DVD set of Tantric graphics

.........A Gallery of Kinetic Abstract Expressions : 16 short kinetic art films

......... Serial Surreal Suppositions : a 2 dvd set of more kinetic artworks

......... Nonlinear Narrative : a 90 minute experimental film

......... Qualitative Allusions : a 90 minute experimental film

......... Increased Kinetix : a 2 dvd set of more kinetic artworks

......... Etude in Deep Blues For Giger : an hour long animation film

......... Rapid Eye Movement : a 90 minute experimental film - a night of dreams & nightmares

......... Redux : new images - old themes revisited - 8 20 min films

......... Bardo Thodol : A Feature length animation based on the Tibeta Book of the Dead

......... Untitiled Galleries : New Imagery

......... Kali Puja : More Tantric graphics

......... Stuff & Nonsense  : a 2 dvd set of short experimental films + new images

......... 4x2 : a 2 dvd set of new imagery

......... Tableaux & Variations : a 2 dvd set of new imagery

......... Double Dutch : Images of Amsterdam & Holland

......... Diversions : New Imagery

......... Europa 2015 : A multi dvd set of imagery from Europe

......... Better Than Most-the jjblack 2016 sspring collection

......... Ghosts of Paths To The Past : A reflections on the fragility of the mirror of memory - a ghost story.

                                             A surrealist feature length experimental film.

......... à la recherche du temps trouvé/in search of time found - a Proustian melodrama

 


Collections of Poetry & Imagery :    Naked   / Travelog 2000  /

        I Am Schrödinger’s Cat  /  Eclipse In DMinor /

       Book Of The Muse  /  Sacred Scarred Poems/

         The Next Book Of Poems/Art & The Poets /

         Will You Have Stigmata With That / Early Exclamations of a Zenbo

           Random Writings / Dark Black / A Short Break For Fantasy / Renga ( with jlshields )


  Graphic Novels : Before Dawn  /  Bombazine  / Day Tripper / Walkin’ Blues /

                          Macabre Concept Comix #1 : Splatter / Absolution / Escape From MindState 6 /

                          Escape From MindState 12 / The Curios Coincidences Of Otto Brugge


Contact :  jinfo@slimbehemoth.com      Scroll down for books



( on sale here soon )  Interactive Dvds & Cd-Roms  previews at  www.youtube.com/jjblack



































































































































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Some Recent Audio CDs    available on iTunes


         














 
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