Grammatical Instances by the mitchell bros.

the mitchell bros. was a collaboration between poet Scott-Patrick Mitchell and artist/photographer Eric James Mitchell.

Collaboration redefines the social space. Each artistic language articulates the moment with its own dialect. A grapholexia of creative comprehension is formed, the symbol and glyph combined in new expression. This dialogue forms its own grammar, syntax and morphology.

image by Eric James Mitchell

Image by Eric James Mitchell

In this project, two brothers tighten this creative language with a vernacular peculiar to themselves. Eric captured the urban landscape via Instagram on his iPhone while Scott-Patrick augmented reality with architectural poetic echoes. Together, The Mitchell Bros. present you with a map of Perth that summons austerity from the mundane, the overseen and abject becoming sacred while the complacent is abstracted. The result is a taut geography rife with audacity, humour, insight, humility and blatant horror.

Feel Perth seethe and purr beneath the tectonic folds of this New World disordered. This is your city, but unlike you’ve ever seen or heard it before. It has become both the whimper and the bang… but never, ever dull.

image by Eric James Mitchell

Image by Eric James Mitchell

Bio Statements:

Scott-Patrick Mitchell is a poet & writer who lives in Perth, Western Australia. He works as an arts and fashion journalist for OUTinPerth and is the editor of the monthly “COTTONMOUTH” zine. He has been a guest of the National Young Writers’ Festival and the Emerging Writers’ Festival and in 2009 won The PressPress Chapbook Award for songs for the ordinary mass. He won the 2010 Perth Poetry Slam and was accepted as one of three emerging West Australian poets to appear in Fremantle PressNew Poets (2010). He is now editing Fremantle Poets 3: Performance Poets (2012), a survey of the Perth performance poetry scene. Scott-Patrick is currently a doctoral candidate at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where he is studying performance poetry. His third collection, .the tricking post., has just been released through Black Rider Press (2011).

image by Eric James Mitchell

Image by Eric James Mitchell

Eric James Mitchell is an artist living in Perth, Western Australia. He works in construction, a practical extension of his degree in Sculpture & Visual Art from Curtain University. He has been using Instagram for less than a month.

Email: themitchellbros@hotmail.com

Websites:

http://scott-patrickmitchell.com
http://ericjamesmitchell.com
http://www.motherhaswords.com

Example of poetry:

Scott-Patrick Mitchell tin can talking poem (originally published in Cleaves #3, 2010)

Scott-Patrick Mitchell’s tin can talking poem was originally published in Cleaves #3, 2010

image by Eric James Mitchell

Image by Eric James Mitchell

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