"Untitled (Vaporwave: an Abstract One-Act Play)"
"Untitled (Vaporwave: an Abstract One-Act Play)" is a redux of “Vaporwave” as an aesthetic and conceptual/theoretical possibility, in the form of a one-act play, with landscape as the stage. An idealized past is mythologized, and becomes a space for re-dreaming. Key ideas of a “meme” aesthetic are reconfigured as more serious conclusions. Dreams of the future are accessed through deliberate fiction(alization) of the past.
An alternative to “vaporwave” as commodity worship is presented - something more abstract, romantic, and poetic - confusing form and substance. The utopian and dystopian are reversed, asking if even vaporwave can keep up with its own acceleration? Phrases originally translated from English, presented as Japanese texts spoken in English with a strong Japanese accent. Are they inspiring? motivational? threatening? ominous? mysterious? oblique? indecipherable? Rather, it becomes about magic, frontiers, and the landscape as something that exists internally, within us.
Affect, potential, and actualization are all present, like phantoms; paradoxically offering what looks like the promise of a brighter future on the horizon, while that horizon always remains out of reach.
Untitled (Vaporwave: an Abstract One-Act Play) �
Holographic Entrypoint �
Best of Classic
demanding a script
requiring a soundtrack
to change the future
the past must be dreamed again
(you are looking at something that never occurred)
nature is now known as the background ❤️
dream poetry → poems of a dream
they are fragments of a universe � �
why am i here
all the world is a stage �
100% ICE COLD TEARS �
the landscape is digital
it is going to happen anyway
you don’t know ❤️
where secrets are still kept ⟁
Untitled (Vaporwave: an Abstract One-Act Play)
Noah Travis Phillips