office of surrealist investigations

Manipulating Chance

corpse two-hundred ten: Jeter’s last game

This one is from a while back but found it amidst piles of paper in the office apologies if it is already in the archivescorpse 2010

selections from the reading library

readinglibrary 1the reading library continues to grow with art crime comics fiction and zines and with every visitor i ask that he or she make a selection and settle into the reading corner

corpse 207

corpse 206

air time and the arnolfini wedding

Got some radio interest from CBC Daybreak Kamloops check out the interview here

behind the scenes at the arnolfini wedding

corpse dance

was passed this link recently from the work of Mitchell Rose

exquisite corps dance

not to be confused with this corpse dance

exquisite corpses dance



zines please


I have started compiling zines to add to the library so if you have any you would like seen and shared send them my way or direct me to some of interest and I will try to get them

I am also looking to produce a zine from the office and I am looking for contributors so drop me a line or send me a message

office of surrealist investigations

135 Victoria Street

Kamloops BC V2C 1Z4


readying the reading library for friday


I have been away for a while well not away all the time but away from this blog Damn you instagram Been spending a lot of time simply preparing the new digs which you are welcome to visit and collaborate on things and get involved in a few collaborative projects

The office will be open to the public this Friday and every other Friday from here to eternityfrom here to

well barring any unforeseen and foreseen events like a day job and ventures out of town and short departures for drops exchanges endevours and investigations Also I will likely fall short of eternity as for now the plan is to be open for a year at my current location again barring unforeseen and somewhat foreseen circumstances

So to be clear

the office of surrealist investigations office hours are as follows

This Friday and every other Friday 11am to 6ish or later  sometimes earlier depending on what is going on with who and dependent on whether or not I am there

Saturdays when I am there

occasionally I will be there evenings and holidays depending on my mood and need for independent work or socialization

and the bookshelf shot above is of the small but developing reading library that you are welcome to peruse and read books like this

bill bissett

and a few more surreal dada comix crime art and other books and articles and such or just draw or write

and more to come as the key is collaborations

seven up seven up

Not quite sure of the era of these signs seventies maybe but they are found in two locations downtown One at the very soon to open site of the actual physical downtown storefront office space of the office of surrealist investigations and the other a few blocks away at one of the last remaining independent corner stores in town7up7upI have a fairly clear meaning not that clear at all recollection of two more of these 7up signs attached to corner stores of my childhood alas in the words of Paula Cole where have all the corner stores gone I believe one was downtown at something like seventh and Battle and the other in the middle of a residential neighbourhood south of Columbia eighth and Pine maybe

The only reason I remember these is that one of them had a postal outlet where I or my folks had to go pick up a package Anyone have similar memories or know of similar signage about town or about your town

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