The Abyss is the Foundation of the Possible by M Kitchell
Over a decade's worth of M Kitchell's writing on film. The collection includes the novella Paul Garrior in Jacques Riverrun's "The Abyss is the Foundation of the Possible", a formalist collage story about the vampiric pull of the filmed image, the creative process, and the human voids of isolation and loss. The accompanying film essays that follow all expand cogently on Kitchell's vision, often locating alienation and isolation in seemingly utilitarian genre fare of the 80s and early 90s, erotica from Japan's pink cinema or the bloody edges of outsider horror films. As a whole, this collection explores the territory between desire and obsession, absence and presence, and the expression of what is often deemed inexpressible.