Midnite & Desmond Williams. A Cool Veranda. Melody & Lyrics by Vaughn Benjamin. From "Kayamagan" Rastafaria Records. Photo of Vaughn Benjamin by Rob Scherer. Powered by ONADIME.
Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
Drawings done while on an "extended vacation" in Amsterdam. The towers (toren) where drawn in a flowing line without looking at the paper, while standing on a flat rooftop in the oldest part of Amsterdam. From where all of the toren were within drawing distance. Observations of the flow. Erik Satie - Gymnopedie #3. Tamar Halperin and Guy Stemberg, apdatation. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
Hetzelfde Avontuur the same adventure. Drypoint etchings and electricity.
West on Mars - chiffon and polyester crepe de Chine. Open in May. Tapestry version here.
Imaginary Fern - Persia 1580. Public Domain image from the Morgan Library, Read Persian Album.
Music - A Trio In Mahur. Tombak: Pedram Khavarzamini Kamanche: Alireza Mehdizadeh Tar: Araz Salek. University of Toronto, February 2012.Tapestry produced by Visualmyth Fabric.
Geoffrey Oryema - "Exile" from the album Exile. This visualmyth uses the fabric design on canvas as a backdrop for an original work on paper, 17"x14". The canvas is just the right weight to animate it with the "make the bed" technique. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
John F. Kennedy's lucid warning to generations in the crosshairs of nuclear weapons. Contains excerpts from his American University Speech, June 10, 1963. Odetta, "Masters of War". Written by Bob Dylan. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke. Vitruvian Caveman © Patrick Burke.
Summertime - composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. Lyrics by DuBose Heyward. Sung by Billie Holiday. Charlie Parker - Summertime. Jacques Trolley de Prévaux, Lucien Lesaint - "En Dirigeable Sur Les Champs de Bataille." Eadweard Muybridge - "Horse in Motion". Powered by ONADIME. Public Domain film clip. Nuclear attack siren = warning. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
"Unbeknownst to us or the Rubicon, we crossed it."
Bonne Chance à l'Amérique !
"Out of Time" - The Rolling Stones. Jagger/Richards. From Aftermath, 1966. Théodore Géricault, "The Raft of the Medusa". J. M. W. Turner, "The Blue Rigi Lake of Lucerne Sunrise". Marcel Mindlin, "Black Wave". Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings "This Land Is Your Land This Land Is My Land" written by Woody Guthrie. Public Domain film clips of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960 - 1968 and beyond. Visualmyth produced by Patrick Burke.
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." Martin Luther King Jr.
According to biographer Taylor Branch, King’s last words were to musician Ben Branch, who was scheduled to perform that night at a planned event. King said, “Ben, make sure you play “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” in the meeting tonight. Play it real pretty.”
Martin Luther King and the Berlin Wall - Paul Kengor, Washington Post.
Harry Manx performs "Nine Summers Lost" from his album, "Bread & Buddha". This video was shot at a sound check before his performance at Hugh's Room in Toronto. For more information on Harry Manx, go to www.harrymanx.com. Film clips: Wim Wenders, Wings of Desire - Dziga Vertov, Enthusiasm - Berlin 1937 - 45, Public Domain. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.
Ablaye Cissoko, kora, and Volker Goetze, trumpet. Amanké Dionti. Motema Music, 2012. Public Domain film clips of Gemini 4, NASA. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
Salvador Dali - The Eye (1945).
United States of America - nuclear explosions - (1950's).
John Cage - "Amores" - remix by Patrick Burke. Powered by ONADIME. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke. "reverberate to accilmate"
Notice to American Centurions: Obey LAWFULL Orders Only. Crimes Against Humanity Are Illegal.
The USA enters the Dark Ages, The Grifter strikes at the heart of democracy.
"The deterioation of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded." Montesquieu "Spirit of the Laws".
"Flying To Byzantium" where “the artifice of eternity" is experienced in a capsule of time. TWA Constellation, Public Domain Film Clips, 1950's. Jean Vigo "A Propos de Nice" - 1930. Photography by Boris Kaufman. Public Domain. John F. Kennedy, Public Domain film. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
We live in a time of "dry drunk christians" running amok. The Folly of Dunce, America 2018.