"Tengo Un Sueño" I Have A Dream - "У меня есть мечта"

“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.” 
Martin Luther King Jr.

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 . Visualmyth produced by Patrick Burke.                                                                                                      
Martin Luther King Jr. excerpt from his speech to the American Psychological Association, 1967. Robert Johnson, "If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day" 1936 (excerpt). Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.


John Lennon - Nobody Loves You - Visualmyth

John Lennon, "Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out", acoustic and electric versions, excerpts, remixed by Patrick Burke. New York City, 1900's, Public Domain film. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
Abbey Hoffman and John Lennon, rooftop, NYC. 


Dear Landlord - Dylan - Diva de Lai - Visualmyth

Dear Landlord, written by Bob Dylan. From John Wesley Harding,1967. Diva de Lai - “Dylan at the Opera.” Karin Shifrin, vocals. Eyal Sucher, guitar. Yuval Nachtom, drums. Yossi Fine, bass/producer. Piano sample from the original Bob Dylan recording, 5 notes. Photograph of Bob Dylan - AP (Simon + Schuster). Diego Rivera, Conquistador and Pan American Murals. US Government Film Archives, WPA 1930's. Public Domain. Powered by ONADIME. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.

 Vermont winter heat. © Patrick Burke.
 The state of American democracy as Mt. Etna - live camera with sound.


Berliner Zeitung - July 3,1991 ("Ich bin ein wirklich stabiles Genie")

 I post this "personal history" to refute the willfull ignorance of the current president of the USA - the Oathless Blunder. The "very stable genius" one year later - the Grifter's America, adrift in lies, delusion, broken treaties - strained alliances, ad infinitum... but reality will win, or we all loose big.
"The world has become smaller, and the distance betweeen things shorter." The American artist Patrick Burke, who since yesterday has been showing his exhibition "On the Surface of Our Moon" at Kulturehaus Treptow, is a widely traveled man and knows whereof he speaks. "Man has conquered the distance to the moon, and has left behind his traces there. You here in Germany have bridged the gap between East and West, and are again one people." As the son of a U.S. soldier, Burke grew up in Germany. Later he settled on the American West Coast, then spent many years on board a fishing fleet in the Alaskan waters, and worked as a cowboy and a poultry farmer in the Vermont woods*. The experience of a life filled with variety are mirrored in Burke's paintings, which come alive with a charming alternation between abstraction and reality. Burke also finds themes in the political issues of the day, as in his painting depicting the misery of the Kurdish refugees and the opening of the Brandenburg Gate. His interesting work style, pressing acrylic paint or pastel ink onto colorful backgrounds using a cold-needle technique, produces an extraordinary line and special expression. "I've always been a little skeptical of the art scene," says the self taught Burke, who has never studied painting. "Furthermore, I distrust galleries; it's better to take your own opportunities in hand as much as possible." Burke, who has had some success in America and is showing in Europe for the first time, has held himself to this conviction. His friend, Rob Schrama, a Dutch performance artist, has helped with the organization of Burke's trip to Europe, which will go on to Amsterdam after the show in Berlin. Burke's work is on display until August 23 in the gallery at 5 Puschkinallee. This is the gallery's premier showing of the work of an American artist. Those interested in purchasing pictures should expect prices in the range of 380 to 2,700 German Marks. Jakob Augstein, Berliner Zeitung. *CORRECTION - Herdsman on a dairy farm in Vermont, not "cowboy and poultry farmer etc." Organic Jersey cows, cedar sawdust on the barn floor, a big stained glass window...not a chicken in sight (lost in translation but the thought of life on a poultry farm is not apealling at all, even in Vermont.)  
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 Film clips: Wim Wenders, Wings of Desire - Dziga Vertov, Enthusiasm - Berlin 1937 - 45, Public Domain. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.


"R + R" - Matisse Study - Bathers by a River - Visualmyth

Henri Matisse - Bathers by a River - 1909 - 1919. 
A study incorporating a photograph of his studio at Cimiez, 1942. 
Etched acetate, embossed into paper, graphite, dry colors. Digital "enhancement" inspired by an x-ray of the painting. © Patrick Burke. Original image, on the right, 22"x30". Price on request. 
A walk on the beach, live cam, Italy.
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson.                             


The Grifter's Coup - Now in Progress - Red Alert America

"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.
The slow trainwreck of American Democracy, by a self serving Grifter and his "fellow travelers" - grifters all
"A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support." Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1792.
“It’s a Christian supremacist agenda, the idea that God intended and mandates Christians to lead and control the United States for the religious vision that they hold and the policy implications that flow from it." Frederick Clarkson, Political Research Associates.
"The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment." 
 *** "I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God." ***
(DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)
We really feel that the financial insecurities we are facing right now equate to a national-security issue.Tom O’Connor, a special agent and president of the FBI Agents Association.



JFK "comments" on the US Government Shutdown - Visualmyth

“Another reform in the American Constitutions is the exploding of all oaths of personality. The oath of allegiance to America is to the nation only. The putting of any individual as a figure for a Nation is improper." The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine.
"The deterioation of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded." Montesquieu "Spirit of the Laws".  
"The American constitution does not contemplate such presidential unilateralism, at least unsupported by the public’s will or the constitution." Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School.
"The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property."
"The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons. To the contrary, here is the relevant part of the US Code of Laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress: THE FLAG CODE Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10.
All images and sound are in the Public Domain. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.                                                                           
Quicksilver Messenger Service - What About Me. Written by Chet Powers.

знать это поэт - Know It Poet - Sé Poeta - Visualmyth


"....the eyebone's connected to the shadowbone, shadowbone's connected to the luck bone, luck bone's connected to the, foul bone, foul bone's connected to the, high bone, high bone's connected to the, air bone, air bone's connected to the, sky bone, sky bone's connected to the, angel bone, angel bone's connected to the, God bone, God bone's connected to the bone bone;.." Jack Kerouac - Visions of Cody.


Celebrate Life - The San Bushmen of the Kalahari - Visualmyth

The Tribal Trust Foundation presents a unique look at the vibrant and ancient culture of the San Bushmen of the Kalahari. Original music ... all » recorded live in the Kalahari desert. Powered by ONADIME. Created by Patrick Burke. © The Tribal Trust Foundation.
"When I did some research for this video my first instinct was to use the San cave paintings as the focus. But the San feel that the cave paintings are too commercial now, the spirit is elsewhere. I decided to use the San themselves as the focus. Using Photoshop and rotoscoping the original footage (with permission) from Vanishing Cultures: Bushmen of the Kalahari to create a type of animated cave painting. So that the energy of the San resonates in the Digital Age."


新年快樂 Happy New Year 2019 สวัสดีปีใหม่

Sensitive Plant - Original image "Large Flowering Sensitive Plant" by Robert Thornton, 1807. Public Domain image, Wallach Collection, NYPL. Produced by Visualmyth Fabric.

Cat Power singing the Noel Gallagher song Wonderwall. Scarves and headbands © Visualmyth Fabric. Blue/Black headband © Fiona McGuigan. Video by Patrick Burke.

The Rolling Stones - "Out Of Time" - Visualmyth

"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.


Day/Night Dreams - Visualmyth

          "Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day." Carl Jung.

              "Ночи сквозь сны рассказывают мифы, забытые днем"


"Masters Of War" - JFK - Odetta - Dylan * Mayakovsky - Vertov

"We are living in a troubled world. It is particularly disturbing that relations between the major nuclear powers, Russia and the United States, have become a serious source of tensions and a hostage to domestic politics. It is time to return to sanity. I am sure that even inveterate opponents of normalizing U.S.-Russian relations will not dare object to the two presidents. These critics have no arguments on their side, for the very fact that the INF Treaty has been in effect for 30 years proves that it serves the security interests of our two countries and of the world." Mikhail Gorbachev.   
Vladimir Mayakovsky - "An Extraordinary Adventure Which Befell Vladimir Mayakovksy In A Summer Cottage... " excerpt read by the poet. Dziga Vertov, clips from "Enthusiasm" 1931. Sound clips from Delia Derbyshire - Pot Au Feu (1968). Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.


Vitruvian Cave Dweller - Visualmyth - The Hill Dwellers - The Doors

L'Uomo Vitruviano - The Vitruvian Man - Leonardo da Vinci. 
"Hands Of Cave Dwellers". Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.
Original painting on digitally altered canvas with irredescent acrylic. 18"x27"  
Price on request. Tapestry version.
The Doors - The Hill Dwellers. A "soundtrack" for Vitruvian too, once it is muted.


Gisela Joao - Voltaste - Visualmyth

Gisela Joao singing the Portuguese Fado "Voltaste". Original artwork by Patrick Burke, egg tempera and graphite on paper and bisque fired earthen ware. "Telegram From Azul" Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
Surfer © Clark Little.


Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - This Land - Visualmyth

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.
"In a world of complex and continuing problems, in a world full of frustrations and irritations, America's leadership must be guided by the lights of learning and reason - or else those who confuse rhetoric with reality and the plausible with the possible will gain the popular ascendancy with their seemingly swift and simple solutions to every world problem." JFK. Remarks prepared for delivery at the Trade Mart in Dallas. November 22, 1963.