From KIM

Sacha Archer


These photographs are conceptual poem-documents. They are part of a series titled KIM, created by opening an image of Kim Jong-un with Wordpad, thereby creating a wasteland of language at the press of a button (the button). I then treated the resultant text as a blasted landscape proper, one which I photographed in the likeness of aerial photography. In response to the huffing and puffing of North Korea and the ever flowing vernacular of threat.

About the Work

Sacha Archer

Sacha Archer is an ESL instructor, childcare provider, writer, and visual artist, as well as being the editor of Simulacrum Press. His work has appeared in journals such as filling Station, h&, BlazeVox, illiterature, NōD, Timglaset, UTSANGA, Matrix, Word for/Word and Otoliths. Archer’s first full-length collection of poetry, Detour, was recently published by gradient books (2017), followed by Zoning Cycle (Simulacrum Press, 2017). His most recent chapbooks are, The Insistence of Momentum (The Blasted Tree, 2017), and upROUTE (above/ground press, 2017). He has a chapbook of visual poems forthcoming from Inspiritus Press entitled TSK oomph. He reviews, interviews and writes what he pleases at Archer lives in Burlington, Ontario.

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