Local artist and writer Geena Matuson, or “The Girl Mirage,” will have a reading and book signing for her first book “Dadalectic: Waking Dream” at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at Medfield Memorial Public Library.
A surreal collection of poetic stories and dreamy artworks play with pattern and perception in this hard cover, full-color work, which Matuson also designed, herself. Some of these stream-of-consciousness pieces relate to real events - like the time she was almost constricted to death by a boa constrictor at the science museum - while some relate to those visions we all have just as we're drifting to sleep.
"In this state, you are left with meaningful meaninglessness, a testament to dadaism," states the author in the book's introduction, paving the way for an intriguing foray into the mind of a hypomanic teen. It is suggested that one read this book while drifting to sleep; one may just make sense of it, and even make a few personal discoveries of their own.
The event will include a brief talk about Matuson’s self-publishing process, and how she found the inspiration to pursue this work. She’ll also be reading several poems from the book, and will present a copy to the library before a book signing, with books available for purchase at the event.
Interested parties may view a "book trailer" for a sample of Matuson’s multimedia video work and poem reading on her website at https://thegirlmirage.com/dadalectic. The book is available now on Amazon.com via http://dadalectic.com.