Bill Marsh


Short epigrammatic poems and ambient sounding tones flow through portals characterized by Peter Max-style psychedelic landscapes collaged with shifting photographs of contemporary humanity.

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Author description: Landscapes presents five animated canvases which together comprise a dreamscape of anarchic play, urban order, and media saturation. Each landscape pairs a short Biblical proverb with a series of images taken from street protests, multimedia conferences, Hollywood films, and other private and public sites. The proverb in each of the landscapes scrolls on a loop across the screen and is "locked" in position behind a viewing portal. To read the proverb is to make do with the fractured characters visible through small holes in the portal.

Instructions: To hear the sound, turn on the computer's speakers or plug in headphones Click on one of the five available landscapes, and watch as the proverb scrolls by.

Previous publication: Landscapes was published by Marsh in 2002 on his site, Landscapes was then published in Beehive,,Volume 5, Issue 2, Winter 2002-03.

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