PostMan is a multidisciplinary future-speculative performance and writing project. A song cycle of soulful dark pop ballads contemplating the relationship between zen and the fall of the Anthropocene through the symbolic arc of the personal narrative, PostMan's first EP (entitled The Time Being) is currently being released one song per month via PostMan: The Newsletter, an online periodical curated and published by Laurel. PostMan: The Newsletter features poetry, paintings, writings and adverts by a range of queer and feminist artists, with proceeds going towards social justice organizations.
PostMan's live show played throughout the Summer of 2019, opening for Object as Subject on tour of the West Coast. The show combined ethereal vocals and mystical lyricism, simple piano and complex pedal looping, rock guitar and digital beat production, and highly nuanced and specific stage choreography. In each city, the show was accompanied by a workshop, PERMISSION//
PRACTICE, co-facilitated with Paris Hurley of Object as Subject, as a space to generate community performance tools for survival in the face of unknown futures by using writing, movement, vocalizing, percussion, improvisation and composition to practice independence and interdependence in a creative community context.
Both The Time Being EP and the PostMan Deck of Voyager cards will be available online in 2020. The PostMan Deck of Voyager Cards is a collaboration between Laurel and illustrator Amrit Khalsa - a divinatory oracular tool that takes as its point-of-departure the allegorical journey after the apocalyptic revolution, and offers a series of orienting markers - landscapes, terrains, obstacles, and signposts - to guide the reader on the path through the unknown futures of the Post Man.
Subscriptions to PostMan: The Newsletter are sliding scale $15-$75 for six issues, including The Time Being EP and the Voyager Deck.