Ryan Wade Ruehlen's Jack Angel is an investigative story-manual with visceral clout, reaching into and in-between the lives of characters halfway to the afterlife. Ruehlen's background in multimedia art and performance (see: Flinching Eye Collective) informs a documentary poetics whose language is surreal, strategic, and jarring. Jack Angel emerges as a tactile synthesis of cultural talking points and media-modes: integration, interrogation, nomenclature, polis, boundaries, beliefs. As such, the manuscript features content both in print and online.
is originally from Hays, Kansas. He has worked as a gallery and independent curator, performer, organizer, sound designer, university lecturer, and currently co-operates Shadowtrash Tape Group, an audio art cassette label in Tucson, AZ. Much of his work is collaborative and exists at the intersection of sound, media, and performance (see: Flinching Eye Collective). He holds a BFA in studio arts from Fort Hays State University, an MFA in studio arts at the University of Colorado Boulder, and a PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder.