PROOF is a videopoem triptych by Swoon & David Tomaloff

David Tomaloff (b. 1972) is a writer, photographer, musician, and all around bad influence. His work has appeared in fine publications such as Mud Luscious, >kill author, Thunderclap!, HOUSEFIRE, Prick of the Spindle, DOGZPLOT, elimae, and many more. He is the author of the chapbooks, A SOFT THAT TOUCHES DOWN &REMOVES ITSELF (NAP) Olifaunt (The Red Ceilings Press), EXIT STRATEGIES (Gold Wake Press) and MESCAL NON-PALINDROME CINEMA (Ten Pages Press). He resides in the form of ones and zeros here.

Swoon is an amateur theatre-maker turned video-artist from Belgium. Poetry, words and dreams are an important basis for his work. He recycles ‘virtual’ internet images, shoots his own, and creates soundscapes to build dreamlike videopoems out of it all. “Swoon’s vision suggests that it’s not enough to think, or feel, alone. By surrendering to the delirium of his films, it is as though we submit to a trance. In this state, his evocative artworks play upon our very nervous systems – leaving us more sensitized to the frailty, and indestructibly, of all things.” Yahia Lababidi (writer of Fever Dreams, Crisis Chronicles Press,2011). Swoon is an autodidact. His work has been selected for and screened at several international film festivals ( Croatia,  Latvia,  USA,  Belgium,  Spain,  Mexico,  Canada). His work has also been published online and aired on national television in Belgium. You can find him here.


Panel 1 : Deconstructing Light (_object{-ions in the mirror)

Poem & Voice: David Tomaloff
Camera: Jonas Gramming – Swoon
Concept, editing, treats, music: Swoon
Thanks to: St. Hank BB (Man), Arlekeno Anselmo (Ghost), JC (Hands)

‘-object{-ions in the mirror’ was first published by Kill Author

Panel 2 : Thespianic Mythologie No. 4

Poem & Voice: David Tomaloff
Concept, camera, editing, treats, music: Swoon

‘Thespianic Mythology No. 4’ was first published by Kill Author

Panel 3 : Proof

Poem & Voice, Photo’s: David Tomaloff
Concept, camera, editing, treats, music: Swoon

‘Proof’ (unpublished) was written especially for this triptych by David on a prompt by Swoon.


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