My name is Sam Hamilton,
And I'm making a book, a book about the world.
A book about situations and propositions. About the matter and
anti-matter of nature, and all that matters in-between. About
answers and questions dropping their weapons and joining forces.
About being in love, deeply, blindly, boldly in love. A book about
the getting tipsy on the infinitude of possibilities. Of exploring,
finding, making, breaking, enduring and dying. About taking a deep
breath of air and not letting it out until you know each and every
atom inside that breath's first name off by heart. A book entirely,
wholly and passionately about sex. Sex, science, meditating
physicists, mathematics and Parisian punk clubs. A book about
evolution, and revolution. About unfolding the tendrils of your
minds to interconnect with the tendrils of everyone else's minds
like the fungal filaments that connect all plants across the
planet. It's about cultural constructs and ideologies and
symbolisms tango with the psyche. It's about botany, hermitic
weirdoes and sacrificial altars. It's about the desert. Tis about
the secret magnum opus's of lost civilizations and soil compounds.
It's about the cries of wild animals heard in the depths of the
mystic nocturne and their relationship to economics, flow charts,
hedge funds and stock exchanges.
It's a mosaical navigation of all of these things through the
spatial, temporal, conceptual and psychological tapestries of
existence… it's about capturing shit with my camera, or arranging
reality to mimic hypothetical understandings of reality to set off
the cyclical rhythms of extended interpretation inherent in the
mechanics of how we digest information… it's about rock &
It's book, and a book is like a fish.
There is no such thing as a fish because many things we call
fish are actually more genetically and biologically related to
birds, insects or trees than other so called "fish". So technically
speaking, a fish, or book in my case, can be anything, a book could
be a fish and a fish could be a book. I wonder what Kurt Gudel
would say about this?
Anyhow, I think you'll like it. I like it, that's why I'm making
One final note. This book is not being made as a commercial
venture, it is a book of art, which to me is something that's
nothing short of sacred, and it is infact my express desire to
remove it as far away from the sphere's of commercialism. The sum
requested is the sum required solely for the physical printing
costs to produce 500 copies of the book (which btw if I haven't
mentioned yet is a 152 page A3 sized book of colour artwork that
will be printed right here in New Zealand). And once printed, this
book will be made available entirely free of charge so that it may
enter immediately into path of life just like Patty Smith pissing
into a river.
This book is not an advertisement for anything, its not intended
to convince you of anything or tell you whats what. I don't
want to make money making it, I just want to share it… it's a gift
from me… to you.
Sam Hamilton - The Arts
hello friends, lovers, haters and casual associates....
52 MONTHS AGO
just an update to let you know how things are going with the OUR
GRANDFATHER IS THE JAGUAR and other projects...
I've just spent a month in the US where i released my new record
INTEGRIFOLIA (see the new music video here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6wTZ2ktqjE or
come to the record release party in Auckland tonight - friday! http://www.facebook.com/events/151372501707137/?ref=22
as well as finishing off some final mini projects for the OUR
GRANDFATHER IS THE JAGUAR project including a video/stills shoot of
a water fall taking a solo on a drum kit on the Pacific North West
US coast which was rather fun!
anyhow, i'm back in Auckland now and wanted to get in touch and
show you a collection of 'preview' panels of some of the work that
will feature in the book ... hope you like ;)