This is Day 2 or the Internet Interactive Multi-Media Art Installations created in 2009. This piece is particularly sassy, and offers a different way to read and interact with poetry. No audio on this one. Enjoy.
THE RERELEASE OF DAY 4 : THE WESTERN LANDS
There is some fairly apparent symbology here: a barren landscape of ruin; the central “DOS-esque” structure communicating basic digital order and mechanical repetition; the call of warning from the Day 4 Rock Mice, spoken by William S. Burroughs (You reckon hell to leave me out â€” When me you fly, I am the wings.); the appearing Rock Mice hauntingly flying in triangular formations over the perfunctory monstrosity, ultimately overtaking it completely and revealing the beloved company of the Day, William S. Burroughs, and his piece The Western Lands. The bouncy balls are what i would call the trite, childish, and un-interpretable aspect of the art piece. They finally serve as buttons that reveal poetry and play snippets of the music. I think the form of the audio snippets is challenging to use, so that could be re-thought.
The audio is from the first track of an album called Seven Souls, produced by Bill Laswell and the band Material, featuring William S. Burroughs throughout, also of which Talvin Singh is featured in this track. This graphic aural escapade has always inspired a vivid image in me of human evolution: basically that it is a treacherous, horrific road crossing a massive river of shit that you can liberate yourself from by freeing yourself from fear and identification with the human body, and, as i see it, the river of shit itself.
The link below will open a new window to view the art installation. The window is 100% resizable to any window size, from very tiny to big and huge, so you’re sure to not miss anything if you have a small display. Being that this is a multimedia art installation, be prepared to listen and watch – have your speakers ready, and your iTunes off. Enjoy
All that said, please enjoy this re-release of…
Days of Rock Mouse : Day 4 : The Western Lands