Monthly archive August, 2013
THE ARCHITECT'S DREAM

THE ARCHITECT’S DREAM

Piece I did for Hariri & Hariri’s collaboration with Swarovski, PARAMETRIC:
F IS FOR FINLAND

F IS FOR FINLAND

For sometime, the question of how folkloric traditions and national mythologies spawn current social technologies has intrigued me. Recently, writing for technology journals — my thoughts have turned North— Finland in particular because of the onslaught of wireless technology innovation. What strikes me here is that of all the Nordic countries, Finland has the most...
LILITH-VUE

LILITH-VUE

May I interest you in a radical new cinema— The Lilith-Vue? First let’s (re)acquaint ourselves with Lilith— a forage through our religio-mythological catalogues of mankind’s conception: Lilith was Adam’s wife before Eve—deemed unsuitable because of her sexual voracity and disdain of the Missionary position. As far as sex was concerned, she liked to be the...
Carl Hancock Rux: The Exalted

Carl Hancock Rux: The Exalted

Teaser I created for Carl Hancock Rux’ UCLA reading of his novel, ‘The Exalted’. Teaser: Carl Hancock Rux / The Exalted (long version) from FEATUREZOO on Vimeo. Teaser for award winning writer / performer, Carl Hancock Rux, reading excerpts from his new novel "The Exalted" a poetic meditation on heritage, love and the willpower to...
Characters from  Christabel

Characters from Christabel

The Characters: Christabel, our heroine Lovely, willful and impulsive, Christabel at seventeen, is born to privilege and excess and slated for a good marriage. Given her background, she is something of a brat (a winsome one at that)—she however possesses a curious mind, as well as yearning for adventure. Confronted with the extreme turn of...
Futuresign: An excerpt

Futuresign: An excerpt

1.1 We hear the voice of SIBYL over an elaborate montage of antiquarian maps, royal insignia and portraiture: SIBYL (voice over): It is an unspecified future, a world which very much resembles fin de siecle Europe at the uncertain borders of the twentieth century… The balance of power is generated by tensions between the Dark...
Themes and settings for Christabel

Themes and settings for Christabel

Strongly influenced by the German Romanticists, Samuel Taylor Coleridge began Christabel with the intention of creating a Christian morality piece. He failed. The first part of this poem is a feverish gothic vampire narrative with heavy lesbian overtones, so powerful that the ‘good over evil’ to come, never got written. It was too problematic for...
Hansel & Gretel: Domestic Scenes (from Grimm's Weimar Republic)

Hansel & Gretel: Domestic Scenes (from Grimm’s Weimar Republic)

...t there is a loud banging from the furnace oven and the entire space turns fiery orange with heat. HANSEL crawls under the table, GRETEL strikes a defiant fashion pose.
A Few Words About Grimm's Weimar Republic…

A Few Words About Grimm’s Weimar Republic…

This body of work grew out of a commission by a Brooklyn-based theater company, White Bird Productions. Five different playwrights were asked to adapt one Grimm’s fairytale each—to modern day Brooklyn—to be presented as an evening of family theater. I stumbled a bit before hitting the appropriate note: like many, I am a fairy tale...
Angelica  excerpt from (The Sea of Lightning)

Angelica excerpt from (The Sea of Lightning)

Session VII (from transcript) DR: Hello Otto. OTTO: I notice my new-found privileges have been revoked— DR: It’s nothing to do with me Otto. OTTO: No, that wouldn’t be your style. You just did nothing, right? Not so much as blip of protest from you— DR: Are you angry at me? OTTO: Let down more...
In The Garden  (excerpt from The Sea of Lightning)

In The Garden (excerpt from The Sea of Lightning)

Session V: 05/13/99 (From the diary of Doctor Trieste) I arrive in the garden fifteen minutes ahead. It is still dark and a little cold, and I am a little asleep, it is 4:30 a.m. I sit on a stone bench and wait. I scan the area for surveillance cams, but as usual, they elude...