Earlier this week, I had arthroscopic surgery on my left hip to repair an old injury that was becoming arthritic. This post is an evolving repository of and video loops that I’m creating during my downtime.
Like a radio receiver, our mind picks up certain frequencies by design -- a subset of reality, based on the architecture of our senses and how we are tuned. I like to listen to a lot of different stations, especially the ones that are faint, vibrating on the edge of perception. This mask is part of my Human Electric series. It's designed after an actual circuit using a 555 timer, some simple RC circuits, a transistor, and an antenna. If you're wondering why my construction technique is primitive, there's a reason: imagine the future of our civilization if the grid were to collapse. My masks are designed to symbolize electronic identity in a post-apocalyptic world.
Based on a shamanic inquiry into the new divine order
Please refer to my previous blog entry, "Digital Man," and you will see why meditation is in order. The two extremes of electronic psychology: uncontrollably burned out vs. willfully plugged in.
The Dawn Chorus: long wave radio signals recorded by the Cluster II satellite (plus an overlay of shamanic drumming). Via artist John Scott