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ONCE AGAIN I'M FALLING,
ONCE AGAIN IT'S NIGHT


M Kitchell is an artist and movement practitioner who lives in Oakland. Dedicated to obsessive research and the literal act of finding, Kitchell is primarily concerned with the impossible (or, perhaps, the outside) and levitation (or, perhaps, the float). An expanded list of his interests include landscape as limit-experience, hunting the void, ecstatic & trance states, inversion practice, Georges Bataille's list of "apparently sovereign behaviors," the space of the book and film as an autonomous medium.

In addition to his more conceptual interests, his regular physical practice involves investigations into the asana of post-ashtanga yoga, soft acrobatics & the flow-state. He continually explores modes of backbending as an invocation of a bridge between the world of the living and the dead, and handstanding due to its inherent subversion of a humanist verticality. He also teaches public handstand classes in Emeryville, CA.

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Much of his work, particularly in the form of books and pamphlets, is documented on this website—however, a large chunk of his oeuvre has herein been neglected, sacrificed to the void, waiting to be either entirely forgotten or rediscovered.

For solicitations or out of any desire for communication, please contact the email provided above.

Former endeavors:

Solar Luxuriance, Editor & Publisher 2010-2017
LIES/ISLE, Editor & Publisher 2008-2015
Entropy Mag, Contributing Editor 2014-2015
HTMLGiant, Contributing Editor 2010-2014
Brutal Fucking Murder, Personal Blog 2009-2013
Esotika Film, Editor & Publisher 2007-2009

A LIST—VERTIGINOUS HEIGHTS, LABYRINTHINE SPACES, GHOSTS, SWEAT, MEN TRAPPED IN CUBES, MEN TIED-UP, DESPERATION, THE MINOTAUR, TEARS, WOUNDS, ASTRONAUTS, LEATHER APRONS, ARM HAIR, INFINITUDE, FLYING, FALLING FOREVER

In 2013 M Kitchell co-founded the Institute for Erotic Vertigo along with Pierre Abidi and Emanuelle X. The institute investigates the ritualized aspects of the text and other paratextual events with an aim of bringing about a solution to the problem of the work. Their collective efforts can be found online among a maze of labyrinthine space.

"It is touching, it is sweet—madly—to no longer see, from all sides, anything but the deserted expanse of folly. It is like going away into the night, into the snow, going away without knowing where: the silence of the snow carries the footsteps into the silence of the universe."
—Georges Bataille