[NetBehaviour] seven omaha videos

Peter ciccariello ciccariello at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 14:28:53 CEST 2012

I really like the episodic format, favorites are - Azure shimmies oddly,
descent, and the flag sputtering, and definitely the jellyfish. Thanks!

 - Peter

>> ____________________________________________________________________________
>> From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com>
>> To: netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org
>> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:15 PM
>> Subject: [NetBehaviour] seven omaha videos
>> seven omaha videos
>> for Lee Murray, Barbara Simcoe, and Michael Szpakowski
>> on the virtual, on intrusions, on signaling and communality
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/pizzeria.mp4 Azure shimmies oddly
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/singing.mp4 odder flute and voice
>>   in high wind while something exploded in the background, big
>>   emergency
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/woodpecker.mp4 downy woodpecker
>>   perfectly poised preening, performing
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/descentpain.mp4 i suppose descent
>>   of a tower from which singing and explosion were heard
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/ethno.mp4 zoo ethnography of
>>   humans with syringes and field notebooks among animals and
>>   virtual backdrops, virtual freedom, virtual communality
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/flagpain.mp4 fifty mile per hour
>>   wind and flag against sputtering sound from flag, sarangi,
>>   voice
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/jellyfish.mp4 because of the
>>   untoward beauty, in spite of the aquarium, without sound,
>>   no mimickry
>> There are small shifts in the everyday behavior of men and
>> women, in the light, in reflections in the sky, in the
>> slightest changes of pitch or echoes that appear to come
>> from nowhere. magnified, the world suffers, organisms come
>> to life, things totter, topple, what is - was, what was - is
>> fast disappearing, what will be - has already corroded. zoo
>> animals live - are kept alive; the jellyfish remains mobile,
>> immobile; the flag might as well be a frond from sigillaria,
>> leaf from neuropteris; flute and voice are already lost in
>> the mythical darkness of wind and explosions; for a moment,
>> Azure moves to the rhythm of the corporate and time unwinds;
>> for a moment, this bird, this woodpecker, here, signals in a
>> search for food; and for a moment, descent takes the body
>> from the wind, and the hollowed rasp of metal stairs takes
>> over. It is all already gone. It is all built on and from
>> the everyday - look, you'll never guess what happened to me
>> this morning, who could of thought something like that would
>> occur in the middle of the night. We live among these
>> tremblings, not long enough for the grand cycles to mean
>> anything more than the flattened pages of history: we have
>> to read the world in such a small amount of time, everything
>> is lost, everything disappearing, where we were born is
>> never bearing down, where we are headed is all too familiar,
>> everything trembles, shudders, everything is otherwise...
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