Motherless Mind-Children (Partial Reconstruction)

Digital Video, 9:36, 2017
This is a re-edit/remix of a live video mixing performance. It is an abstracted narrative about how, in order to evolve physically and biologically, we must find ways to join with the non-human, here represented by centipedes and snails. In order to accomplish this communion, we must give up our consumption and regurgitation of click- and capital-generating content, which causes so much nausea and disgust in ourselves and others. Cleansing our minds of such ever diminishing forms will connect our pasts and futures, coming home a primordial future that makes the best of a bad situation.

Inspired by the writings of Donna Haraway, Motherless Mind-Children was originally performed as part of “Come Together: Bring Your Own Beamer Muncie” on November 18, 2017 at Muncie Makes Lab. The video is a collage of my own videos and “found footage” from Superheros Pregnant Soccer Balls Fidget Spinner Spiderman Joker Hulk Cartoon Funny Kids Video, a deleted youtube video algorithmically generate to attract child viewers. The soundtrack features samples from Bo Diddley’s “Bring It To Jerome,” David John & The Mood’s “Bring It to Jerome,” John Cale and Terry Riley’s “Church of Anthrax” and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell on You,” as well as sounds from drag races, Icelandic water and other field recordings.  

Some video processing was done at Signal Culture artist residency. Video manipulation was done with Signal Culture’s apps Frame Buffer, Interstream, Retrace, and SSSScan and Maelstrom.

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