The Making of the Cenotaph on Bishops Beach Homer Alaska 2014. Part of "Searching for the Sublime" an ongoing investigation into the notion of the "Alaska Narrative"
An interactive Community Art Project by Jimmy Riordan, Jesus Landin-Torrez III, Michael Gerace, and the residents of Homer, AK. Filmed by Michael Walsh and Jesus Landin-Torrez III. Video and audio edit by Jesus Landin-Torrez III. "Ocean Song" composed and sung by Kelsey Hardy-Place recorded by Jesus Landin-Torrez III.
I just wanted to let you know that I have sent our souls to be with the stars from which we were born. I have successfully transposed the information from our cognitive consciousness and psychoanalysis evaluations and I composed them into a musical score. I made a music box to harbor play the composition and transposed that into a score for violin and cello. When played it resonates the memory of that perfect time from when we were entwined. I know that you are not a firm believer that I have captured our metaphysical spirit within the
resonance of this song. I know faith and courage are hard things to hold on to, but I believe or at least I want to. So I took the fragile small box that held our souls and made an epic journey to a distant beach in the great north of Alaska. I released them to the sky, the clouds, and the stars. I struggled with the seven foot balloon in a ritual to relieve the suffering and sorrow we endured and to let go of the memory of that perfect time distilled in melody. And when the balloon reached the stratosphere our souls were sucked out into in the emptiness the stars cling to, there they will resound forever , and our physical body that was the music box fell
away to the ocean and the waves breaking our ionic bond. There is nothing more to hold on to, and that is beautiful.
all my love - jesus