Broad Way Sleep is a songwriting collective I’m in with Ralph Joseph, Alexander The, and Sarah Shafey (and some others from time to time). Our new single is Sound The Alarm. I conceived the artwork with the talented designer Christine Mangosing - obvious nod to the famous poster by Russian Constructivist, Aleksandr Rodchenko. 1LoveTO just posted the song. So go have a listen.
ORPHEUS - A Graphic-Narrative Poem
Eric and I originally collaborated on this piece for a performance as part of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art exhibit (May 17-September 7, 2008). It is structured around the story of Orpheus - the great poet and musician of Greek mythology who follows his wife Eurydice into the underworld.
On September 30th, 2010 Eric and I remounted Orpheus for TEDxToronto with completely new illustrations and the addition of music soundscapes composed by Andrew Zealley.
The piece deals with identity and activism on the internet.
‘Of Silence’ is a book with audio CD by Christine Mangosing and Robert Bolton
The book contains a visual score for the Times Neue Roman song ‘Of Silence’. The project examines silence - its liminality, its spiritual significance, its role as artistic muse and its inherent incompatibility with commerce - as a space for contemplation and resistance. The graphic notation routes a sonic cartography of Toronto’s loudest intersections, translating urban noise and its absence as text and image.
Audio CD Contents:
1. Of Silence - Times Neue Roman
2. Of Silence - Sarah Shafey and Robert Bolton
3. Wolflove - Sarah Shafey and Robert Bolton
4. Last Thing (PSBEUYS ‘Of Silence’ edit) - Times Neue Roman