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  1. Music video for the song MY SWEET ROSETTA by Trevor Alguire. Featuring Catherine MacLellan.

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  2. “The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.” -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Always remember, Nature looks back while you are watching. The screen reflects and projects; it looks at you. Machines observe us, and so does nature. We often assume the positionality of the colonizing voyeur. Think of the language of filmmaking - "capturing" and "rendering" are verbs we associate with enslavement and colonial conquest. We often forget that screens reflect on / us in the larger philosophical sense. In remembering this, we cannot help but become more eco-conscious.

    It is interesting to view Nature through the lens of construction 'sight' - after all - is Nature itself not the Mother of all construction sites? I wonder if we have always viewed the world as a potential building site? The binary between these coexistent worlds is not so easily defined. Are domesticated plants and meadows, for example, all that 'natural' -- or are they not liminal hybrids; both 'natural' and 'artificial?' Are machines 'natural' or liminal?

    'Construction Site,' is an installment of the meditational video series, 'Men and Machines.' Experience of the environment is mediated through a duo-consciousness. I admire the often breathtaking beauty of 'Nature' as an ongoing organic 'construction site'; but I am also in awe of human industry and construction - particularly our aural and visual resonances - waste and decay in tracings, relics, and ruins.

    The 'Men and Machines' series invites meditation into the complex relationship between man, machine, and 'Nature' - the politics, philosophy and aesthetics of the sights and sounds of industry as they are mechanically mediated and manufactured by the camera eye and ear." --Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    Videos in the "Men and Machines" series include:

    Popular Science -
    Planned Obsolescence -
    Reliable Sources -
    Inside -
    Construction Site -
    Johnny's Machines -
    Machine -
    Col Bleu -
    Echo and Narcissus -
    Mirror -
    Not -
    Waste -
    Product -
    Selfie -
    Virtual Gallery - The Gaia Triptych -

    'Construction Site' is made entirely from recycled and repurposed found images.

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  4. Earlier this Summer my good friend and mentor Bob Lorrimer acquired an original painting from Veronika Benoni 'The Old Town Square - Prague.' She hails from the Czech Republic, and her artwork has been exhibited around the world; her unique colors and touches of gold and silver leaf initiated a series of exchanges that inspired us both to make this film, which was by the way originally intended to be just a proof of concept, and a reference for a future film.

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  5. Approximately 8 months into his treatment, the Grid Man quite unexpectedly developed a second passion which rivaled his passion for grids, which is saying something indeed. This new passion was for rhymes. Remarkably, the Grid Man started writing exclusively in rhyming couplets of perfect iambic pentameter. It is not clear why this happened, although one theory was put forth, championed almost exclusively by that same young Hungarian nurse already mentioned in Chapter 2. Said theory postulates that the Grid Man’s new penchant for rhyming was an unforeseen side-effect to the new medication our hero had recently started, to relieve the aforementioned recurring nightmare of mismapping. Said side-effect targeted an especially obscure corner of the brain’s language center, resulting in an uncontrollable urge and heightened ability to formulate rhymes. A second side-effect targeted, somewhat adversely, the Grid Man's perception of horizontality. Needless-to-say, the doctors considered these side-effects a small price to pay in exchange for a good night’s sleep.

    The earliest surviving written evidence of this new passion for rhyming is this fragment, curiously entitled “A Periodic Table of Rhymes.” One hastens to add that the Grid Man had little interest in chemistry. Our hero’s interest in the Periodic Table was strictly gridular. The observant viewer will note that much of the text of this fragment is obscured by two prodigious stains: one coffee, the other, blood. Nonetheless, we are able to recreate the entire text, thanks to the later discovery of a small video, made in conjunction with one of the Grid Man’s Digital Art Therapy Sessions, in which the entire text of the fragment reappears verbatim, albeit, in a very different and mysterious context.

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