visualmyth

4/26/17

Visualmyth Fabric - Jo Mora Silver Dollar 1925 - Headband

      VISUALMYTH FABRIC - SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION - PREVIEW
                                                    * Jo Mora 1925 Half Dollar *
"In the morning, long before daylight, we were in the saddle and away, and presently we were in a wild canyon country. Here we halted, dismounted, tied our ponies, and waited for daylight." Jo Mora, "Californios".   

4/23/17

Bandana Vaquero - a flow of images - Visualmyth Fabric


         VISUALMYTH FABRIC - SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION - PREVIEW 
The Bandana Vaquero wears 4 Visualmyth Fabric bandanas as a serape... he's been in the sun too long. His bandana serape creates a "style williwaw" according to the Hacendado Tiempo, 1799. 
*Favorite Color: Sunrise/sunset. *Favorite Book: Californios by Jo Mora.
Music: "Koyunbaba" by Carlo Domeniconi - interpreted by Edin Karamazov. From the album "The Lute Is A Song". 
Produced by Patrick Burke. © Visualmyth Fabric.

4/22/17

Bandana Vaquero - Prospecting on Mars - Visualmyth Fabric

          VISUALMYTH FABRIC - SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION - PREVIEW
      * West on Mars Bandana *    * Jo Mora 1925 Half Dollar *   * Hair by Martian Wind *

4/17/17

"California" John Mayall - Edward Weston - Charis Wilson - Visualmyth


John Mayall - "California" from "Turning Point" 1969. Written by John Mayall and Steve Thompson. Edward Weston and Charis Wilson, from The Photographer 1949. Willard Van Dyke, Phototgraphy and Director. Public Domain film. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.

Georgia O'Keefe - Artist - Visualmyth


Georgia O'Keefe filmed in the Public Domain movie "Land of Enchantment Southwest USA 1948" in New Mexico. Photography by Boris Kaufman. Paintings by Georgia O'Keefe © Georgia O'Keefe Estate. Sound by Delia Derbyshire, "Blue Veils and Golden Sand". Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.

4/14/17

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit - SF 1906 - Visualmyth


Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane performing White Rabbit at Woodstock, August, 1969. Public Domain film of Market Street, San Francisco, 1906. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke. 
"λευκό κουνέλι Καλό Πάσχα."

4/13/17

Observing the Exhibit

"Entering the cone cell of intuition." Acetate, oil pastel and digital. © Patrick Burke.

On The Raft of Our Medusa - Visualmyth


A visualmyth combining images of history, Théodore Géricault, "The Raft of the Medusa". Katsushika Hokusai, "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" and "Yellow Fishing Boat". J. M. W. Turner, "The Blue Rigi Lake of Lucerne Sunrise". Marcel Mindlin, photograph, "Black Wave - LA Graffiti". JFK film clip, JFK Library. Rolling Stones, 2,000 Light Years From Home, remix by Patrick Burke. Parviz Yahaghi, Ghoroob. Visualmyth © 2015 Patrick Burke.

4/11/17

Queen of the Night - Verge Merge of History - Visualmyth


A visualmyth inspired by a photograph taken by Marcel Mindlin, a self portrait in reflection. Cities in motion evolved around this self portrait. The cities of Berlin, San Francisco and Los Angeles, merged into a tempo established by the music of Tomas Svoboda. Original photo © Marcel Mindlin, used with permission. All filmclips are in the public domain. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.

4/5/17

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. "Magic in the air." John Lennon.

4/2/17

Pablo Picasso - Artist at Work - Visualmyth


Pablo Picasso filmed in various studios and locations. Public Domain film. Andalus Moorish guitar, origin unknown. Paper cutouts of Marie-Thérèse Walter by Patrick Burke. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.
A tapestry of the cutout image is available from Visualmyth Fabric.

4/1/17

50th Anniversary - Potsdam Conference - 1995 - Lightbox Images

As part of the events marking the 50th anniversary of the Potsdam Conference in Potsdam, Germany, I participated by having an exhibition of digitally altered and printed images that were placed in 160 lightboxes at tram and bus stops throughout Potsdam, as well as a smaller number in Berlin and in Arnhem, the Netherlands. My goal was to create a reflection of 50 years of history when the people of Potsdam were living the consequences of the Potsdam Conference. I did this by using photographs from the DOK film studio archives, photographs taken by Potsdam photographer Martin Seidel, and photographs from personal archives of the people of Potsdam, as well as photographs that I took in Potsdam while working on the project. By digitally altering the images and creating a sort of "digital collage" my goal was to use computer technology to combine layers of time, creating an image that evokes a glance in all directions. Using a means of communication usually dominated by advertising to express more than the enticement to consume, my goal was to broaden opportunities for advertisers and invite the public to use the lightboxes as a reflection of their own creativity. 
 This image is composed of images from Frederick the Great's New Palace in Sanssouci, the vineyards (in winter) at the Sanssouci Palace and a photograph from the personal archives of a Potsdam couple, used with permission, in the gazebo at Sanssouci. They are meant to represent a glorious day in the park, no matter what politics roils up around them, just like today.
Photographs of Sanssouci © Patrick Burke.
  Corporate sponsors for the project were : Wall AG, Berlin, Germany. ESC, Badsalzuflen, Germany. OCE' Germany, and Color Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. The image is the original lightbox print, not the digital version.



3/29/17

Mayakovsky - Vertov - Derbyshire - Visualmyth


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 - Patrick Burke. * the original source of the Mayakovsky video is unknown to me, if you know please email me. *

50th Anniversary - Potsdam Conference - 1995 - Lightbox Images


As part of the events marking the 50th anniversary of the Potsdam Conference in Potsdam, Germany, I participated by having an exhibition of digitally altered and printed images that were placed in 160 lightboxes at tram and bus stops throughout Potsdam, as well as a smaller number in Berlin and in Arnhem, the Netherlands. My goal was to create a reflection of 50 years of history when the people of Potsdam were living the consequences of the Potsdam Conference. I did this by using photographs from the DOK film studio archives, photographs taken by Potsdam photographer Martin Seidel, and photographs from personal archives of the people of Potsdam, as well as photographs that I took in Potsdam while working on the project. By digitally altering the images and creating a sort of "digital collage" my goal was to use computer technology to combine layers of time, creating an image that evokes a glance in all directions. Using a means of communication usually dominated by advertising to express more than the enticement to consume, my goal was to broaden opportunities for advertisers and invite the public to use the lightboxes as a reflection of their own creativity. 
 This image of the Garnisonkirche in Potsdam was taken by Martin Seidel, used with his permission. It shows the first explosion when the East Germans destroyed the church in the bottom right corner. The steeple did not collapse, two weeks later a female demolition expert from West Berlin assured the destruction. Martin Seidel was at street level for that explosion. In creating a digital version I outlined the steeple and expanded it, creating another explosion after it rendered digitally. My intent in creating this image was to honor the courage of those independent souls who stood up to the Stasi, people like Herr Siedel who could have been arrested for taking the photographs.
 I put this image into the lightbox that was at the entrance to the Stasi headquaters in Potsdam, to remind them that history records the deeds of despots.
 Corporate sponsors for the project were : Wall AG, Berlin, Germany. ESC, Badsalzuflen, Germany. OCE' Germany, and Color Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. The image is the original lightbox print, not the digital version.

50th Anniversary - Potsdam Conference - 1995 - Lightbox Images



As part of the events marking the 50th anniversary of the Potsdam Conference in Potsdam, Germany, I participated by having an exhibition of digitally altered and printed images that were placed in 160 lightboxes at tram and bus stops throughout Potsdam, as well as a smaller number in Berlin and in Arnhem, the Netherlands. My goal was to create a reflection of 50 years of history when the people of Potsdam were living the consequences of the Potsdam Conference. I did this by using photographs from the DOK film studio archives, photographs taken by Potsdam photographer Martin Seidel, and photographs from personal archives of the people of Potsdam, as well as photographs that I took in Potsdam while working on the project. By digitally altering the images and creating a sort of "digital collage" my goal was to use computer technology to combine layers of time, creating an image that evokes a glance in all directions. Using a means of communication usually dominated by advertising to express more than the enticement to consume, my goal was to broaden opportunities for advertisers and invite the public to use the lightboxes as a reflection of their own creativity. 
 This image of the St. Nikolaikirche in Potsdam is from the DOK Film Archive, used with permission, including the portal, which no longer exists. My intent in creating this image was to reflect the heat of the bombs of WW2 and to salute the courage of those who rebuilt Germany as a democracy, and the ongoing human effort to preserve it. 
 Corporate sponsors for the project were : Wall AG, Berlin, Germany. ESC, Badsalzuflen, Germany. OCE' Germany, and Color Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. The image is the original lightbox print, not the digital version.

3/27/17

JFK - Lennon - Peace - Visualmyth


John F. Kennedy's lucid warning to generations in the crosshairs of nuclear weapons. Contains excerpts from his American University Speech, June 10, 1963. "Give Peace a Chance" is a 1969 single by (John Lennon's) Plastic Ono Band. Albert Einestein on Butterfly Beach, Santa Barbara. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.