Eames Demetrios presents "Discover Kymamerica"

A few years ago, LA MOCA had a terrific exhibit about the work of designers/architects/filmmakers Charles and Ray Eames. The day I was at the exhibit, their grandson, Eames Demetrios was there, too. He had a big smile on his face the whole time.

Like his grandparents, Demetrios is a multi-talented designer/writer/artist. This Sunday at Meltdown Comics (7522 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90046), Demetrios will use maps, photos, and slideshows to present his research into Kymaerica, which he describes thusly:

Kymaerica is a land (and some waters) somewhat co-existent with our linear world and a general landscape quite similar to large parts of what we would call North America. There are about 80-90 districts, containing over 4000 gwomes. A gwome is cognate word meaning 'footprint of (the) nation.' Usually it refers to a nation (so the terms are often used interchangeably), but it is actually a term for a physical area within a district which has a unified political structure. Kymaerican influences and stories are everywhere in our linear world and likely vice versa. But there also many wonders in Kymaerica not easily found here.

Accordiong to the press release, "the exhibition will include a detailed report of recent Kymaerica installations in Paris and Joshua Tree, as well as historical anecdotes and discussion of various other gwomes throughout Kymaerica. Expect photos, maps, and offbeat revisionist geography galore."