visualmyth

11/14/18

Healing Force - Vietnam - Dust Off - Visualmyth

                             
Don Pullen, "Healing Force" (excerpt). Medevac and Vietnam footage Public Domain. Clipper ship footage Public Domain. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.

11/12/18

The Liberation of Paris and Picasso - Visualmyth

                                
Photo of Picasso's studio on Rue de Grands Augustins, May 9, 1944 by Brassai, digitally altered as a derivative work; as well as public domain images from WW2 news footage, and original paintings by Picasso, "Portrait of Marie-Therese" and "Women Running on the Beach", digitally altered as derivative works. "La Marsellaise" from the soundtrack of the film Casablanca, public domain. Interview audio from RTBF, 1966. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.

11/11/18

World War One 1914 - 1918 - 2018 - Everyone Sang - Visualmyth

                              
November 11, 1918 - 2018. Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon. Susquehanna Youth Chorale arranged and conducted by Craig Carnahan. Public Domain film clips. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.
                                                          

11/9/18

Midnite - High Places Of Anu - Selassie I - JFK - Visualmyth

                                                                      

Midnite - "High Places Of Anu" written by Vaughn Benjamin. Haile Selassie I Emperor of Ethiopia visits Washington D.C. and John F. Kennedy. October, 1963. Film by Sidney J. Stiber, Public Domain. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.
Advice From A Citizen to : King Bozo the Only "Pack Up Your Circus Tent, Grifter."

11/7/18

Soundtrack For The End of the "Phoney Peace" 1945 - 2018

                                    
Michael Levy plays the "first written melody" on a replica of an ancient lyre that he made. The image in this video is from the J. Paul Getty Museum collection, Cycladic marble harp player, circa 2500 bc. Powered by ONADIME. Music © Michael Levy. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
*** "For more than three decades, I observed and analyzed the traits and tactics of corrupt, incompetent and narcissistic foreign officials who did whatever they thought was necessary to retain power. Exploiting the fears and concerns of their citizenry, these demagogues routinely relied on lies, deceit and suppression of political opposition to cast themselves as populist heroes and to mask self-serving priorities. By gaining control of intelligence and security services, stifling the independence of the judiciary and discrediting a free press, these authoritarian rulers followed a time-tested recipe for how to inhibit democracy’s development, retard individual freedoms and liberties, and reserve the spoils of corrupt governance for themselves and their ilk. It never dawned on me that we could face such a development in the United States." *** John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 2013 - 2017.
                                                 MAKE RED GOOD AGAIN 
                                           "Manifest Destiny" Eastward Ho! 

11/3/18

Up Cycle - VOTE ! - Patrick Burke


                                          Vote! Reality Depends On It! 
                    Make America Grifterless in 2020. 
          "Less wobble, more spin. We are the whirled."

11/1/18

Summer Window - गर्मी विन्डो - Visualmyth

"Love is an action type thing." Bob Dylan.

10/31/18

Dear Landlord - Bob 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.

10/30/18

May Day Night - Visualmyth - ההיסטוריה חוזרת

"Hitler and other Nazis used the idea of the “Lügenpresse” (“fake news”) to attack remaining journalists who were trying to report the facts." ההיסטוריה חוזרת

10/28/18

West Coast Theater - High Noon - Visualmyth

                             
The original inspiration for this video is the photograph by Sam A. Muller of the West Coast Theater. Digital "enhancement" by Patrick Burke. Film clips from the movie High Noon, directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. Song "High Noon" written by Dimitri Tiomkin, lyrics by Ned Washington and sung by Tex Ritter. (remix by Patrick Burke). Visualmyth © Muller - Burke. West Coast Theater tapestry.

10/26/18

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. 
The Statue of Freedom was restored in 1993. I took the photo above while they were building the scaffold. The image was altered in The Netherlands in 1995 at Color Utrecht - from a series of images that explored the American mystique.

10/24/18

Mojave Desert - Cutout - Vermont Window

"The Mohave creator is Matevilya, who gave the people their names and their commandments. His son is Mastamho, who gave them the River and taught them how to plant. Historically this was an agrarian culture; they planted in the fertile floodplain of the untamed river, following the age-old customs of the Aha cave. They have traditionally used the indigenous plant Datura as a deliriant hallucinogen in a religious sacrament. A Mohave who is coming of age must consume the plant in a rite of passage, in order to enter a new state of consciousness." Wikipedia.
"Mojave Desert" © Patrick Burke.
 Vermont studio, old schoolhouse, 2007.

10/22/18

"Masters Of War" - JFK - Odetta - Dylan - Visualmyth

                          
"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.
The Grifter is a (loose canon) threat to existence, as are his sycophants, leaders and voters. Don't drink his "Cyrus" koolaid America.

10/20/18

Imaginary Fern - Persia 1580 - Visualmyth Fabric

                             
Imaginary Fern - Persia 1580. Morgan Library, Read Persian Album. Public Domain. 
Tapestry produced by Visualmyth Fabric.  
Music - A Trio In Mahur. Tombak: Pedram Khavarzamini Kamanche: Alireza Mehdizadeh Tar: Araz Salek University of Toronto, February 2012 Sound from the video by Spencer Barclay of Loading Doc Productions. Visualmyth filmed and produced by Patrick Burke.

10/16/18

Sea Scene - صحنه دریایی

Embossed acetate, oil pastel, acrylic on paper. 24" x 36". Price on request. © Patrick Burke.  

10/15/18

Geoffrey Oryema - Exile - εξορία - Visualmyth

                              
Geoffery Oryema - "Exile" from the album Exile. Floating on a sand painting. Animated with the "make the bed" technique. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke. 
“I have left my home, my family and my job, and I am raising my voice.” Jamal Khashoggi. Exiles abound.