The Amy Bassin/Mark Blickley text based art collaboration, Dream Streams, began this past year after they read Man Ray’s memoir, Self-Portrait, and were enthralled by the Dadaist experiments that combined fine art photography with poetic texts. Each piece utilizes prose poetry wedded to a provocative photograph to expose suppressed and subliminal chimeras and fantasies.
Mark Blickley is a widely published author of fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry. His most recent book is the story collection Sacred Misfits (Red Hen Press). His Dream Streams collaborations with Amy Bassin have been published in the Three Rooms Press annual Dada anthology, Maintenant 9, The Magnolia Review, Gravel Magazine and Crab Fat Magazine, Eighteen pieces from this series were also presented as an art installation this summer at the 5th Annual NYC Poetry Festival. I He is a proud member of PEN American Center and the Dramatists Guild.
Amy Bassin is a New York based fine arts photographer. She is co-founder of the international artists cooperative, Urban Dialogues. She has photographs forthcoming in Danse Macabre.