The Oneiromantic Mosaic appeared first as part of the 2007 Farrago's Wainscot Exhibition, but it is now available in an expanded form here, at www.psychobabel.net.
As originally described by Old Man Farrago: "The Oneiromantic Mosaic of Harry Potemkin links the collisions of contemporary cognitive theory and the literary weird. Literally. Originally structured in twelve parts, The Oneiromantic Mosaic turns traditional narrative problems (such as linearity, textual fixity, and recursion) on their heads. The Oneiromantic Mosaic charts one of Harry Potemkin's (a black-market oneirologist) investigations into the archetypical syntax of cognitive imagery. He can literally enter others' dreams, which he does regularly to effect cognitive recovery, understanding, or conflict. The investigation is a surreal, self-devouring tour de force into the associative dreamscapes of contemporary consciousness.
"Each dream (chapter) comes awash with hyperlinks, which in the form of correspondence, dream journals, internet message boards, and other cultural artifacts, teach themselves (and the reader!) the necessary "meanings" behind the abstracta in the dreamosphere. These "nodes" worm their way beneath the progression of the dreams, linking back to themselves and each other. The effect is dizzying, enlightening, and at times disturbing . . . You'll find a number of familiar themes from the last century's most powerful thinkers (Derrida, Saussure, Foucault, Freud, Baudrillard, Barthes), but you'll find them in a new, cutting-edge experiment."
"Easily one of the most remarkable offerings [at Farrago's Wainscot]."
The Endicott Studio for Mythic Arts
"The Oneiromantic Mosaic of Harry Potemkin is a magnificent freakshow, a choose-your-own adventure by and for psychotic mystics. Do. Go. Take the big pill."
author of The Patron Saint of Plagues
"Potemkin reaches into the ethereal, grasps its strands, and becomes enmeshed in the mists of dream, puncturing the veil, from time to time, in sudden moments of startling lucidity, only to find that beyond that veil is another and another and another. It is an ambitious work, a labyrinthine carnival that leaves the reader clutching at the ever shifting walls of reality and perception—the author's, the reader's, and that of Potemkin himself. Read, wander, lose your self, and try to find your self again. Sleep easy, if you can."
World Fantasy Award-winning co-editor of Leviathan 3, author of Fugue XXIX and Swans Over the Moon.