Against the Written Word
If the Gutenberg Bible is the alpha, Against the Written Word is the omega
IAN F. SVENONIUS is a writer, filmmaker, & musician. He's made records with groups The Make Up, Nation of Ulysses, Weird War, Chain & the Gang, XYZ, David Candy, Cupid Car Club, Too Much, Felt Letters, and Escape-ism. His published books are The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group, and Censorship Now!! As an essayist, his writing has been featured in Harpers, Index, Apology, Vice, New Republic, Jacobin, Dot Dot Dot, and other publications. His feature film, The Lost Record (2021) has screened at theaters and film festivals internationally. Short films include
Launching of the Dream Weapon, The Seduction of Paolo Hewitt, Rock 'n' Roll on Trial for Crimes Against Humanity, & What is a Group? He was the host of a talk show called Soft Focus which featured interviews with Mark E Smith, lan Mackaye, Kim Gordon, Chan Marshall, Billy Childish, and Genesis POrridge, among others. Against the Written Word is his latest work.