Joey Sellers

OUTSIDER GENERALIST

WILDCARD PLAYER IN THE FIGHT FOR GOOD

Welcome.

Let’s give the cabin a moment to pressurize…

… yes, that’s better.

HELLO

Thank you for visiting.

I’m excited to announce that after a little more than a year in development,
The Papercuts Library has finally launched!

Dedicated to the slow death of ignorance,
the first titles are already out,
with 8-12 more expected in 2021.
Please check it out!

Meanwhile, below you will find the beginning markers and initial offerings from my archive.

I hope you enjoy…

WORDS

With a foundation in the Theatre of the Absurd, I studied dramatic writing at New York University and have written and produced works in theater, film, and video, along with short and long-form prose, including extensive writing online, though good luck finding it.

So, more to come, but in the meantime here’s a favorite from my theater works…

IMAGES

I have written, produced, and directed two short films but, you know, post-production was never my strong suit. Thankfully my good friend, Dylan Sanford, director and cinematographer extraordinaire, is hosting my first one, Somehow I Went Wrong. I’m so lucky to be part of his portfolio.

I’ll eventually get the PB&J short back up, but in the meantime, here’s a short video work created for the great Lee Walton‘s Making Changes series. Red Hook, Brooklyn was the perfect neighborhood for the exercise.

DATA

Numbers captivated me from an early age.

Though my creative efforts started with words, numbers have increasingly become a factor in my work.

There’s preparatory business going on behind the scenes over at Big As Data that will eventually be documented here, along with some other past projects, but for the time being, meet a wall of numbers I created in 2012, The Periodic Calendar

CONCEPTUALIZATION

I started Ape Con Myth for the same reason everyone starts a conceptual art think tank.

I couldn’t think of anything better to do.

Founded in 2007 with the tagline “The Struggle for Survival is an Incredible Waste of Time”, Ape Con Myth seeks to expose that the only thing standing in front of human civilization having a peaceful and prosperous future is ourselves.

BOWLING

Did I mention I’ve bowled in 49 states?

It all started with a simple question: How many states could we bowl in over a three-day weekend?


The idea came up on a Tuesday and on Thursday we were off. In 76 hours we drove from New York City to my hometown of Memphis, TN and back, bowling in 17 states along the way.

Three more trips took us through all the continental states,
but it’s been every-person-for-themselves with Hawaii and Alaska,
which two of our bowling crew have achieved! (I still need Hawaii.)

These were heavily documented journeys that one day must be shared in full…

SOCIAL

The great thing about following me on social media is that I rarely use it…

Or were you looking for Bartleby?

Thank you again for visiting.

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