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Michael Joaquin Grey

“So What 2012”: Mayan Calendar Edition

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Artist
Michael Joaquin Grey
Title
“So What 2012”: Mayan Calendar Edition
Year
2012
Format & Technical

COMPUTATIONAL FILM

Exponential cycles 2-16 (acceleration to 2/16th power: 65,536x speed),
Michael Joaquin Grey, 2012

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2012
Presented in LOOP by
Galería SENDA
  • Produced: Citroid
  • Created and Directed: Michael Joaquin Grey
  • Sound Design and Editing: Micah Moses
  • Programming and Engineering: Luke DuBois

“So What 2012” Mayan Calendar Edition is a computational film that is generative and not recorded in capturing this video the work is greatly compressed and in a lower resolution version.

A lunacentric cosmology – a satirical synaesthetic sculpted universe expands and contracts to image and sound. The medium is the message and moves the earth and the larger universe with sound and voices. We move past the lunar orbit and head straight into the solar axis with a jukebox of possibilities taking us each and every journey on a new path, but directly to the centre of the sun, the pixel and THE BIG BEGIN.

“So What Moon Calendar 2012” Mayan Calendar Edition.

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Starring:
Edda Ynez Urrea’s heartbeat [Old Norse Poetic Edda] (artist’s mother), 2005. Steve Jobs commencement speech at Stanford University, 2005 (excerpt). Alvin Lucier: “I Am Sitting in a Room”, 1969. The Rolling Stones: “2000 Light Years from Home”, from the album “Their Satanic Majesties Request”,1967. Werner Herzog interview in the Amazon Jungle during the filming of “Fitzcarraldo”, early 1980’s (excerpt). Raymond Scott: “Tempo Block”, from the album “Soothing Sounds for Baby, vol. 2”, 1964. Gershon Kingsley: “Rebirth”, from the album “First Moog Quartet”, 1971. The Tornadoes: “Telstar”, 1961 The Ventures: “Telstar”, from the album “The Ventures play Telstar and The Lonely Bull”, 1963. The Spotnicks: “Telstar”, from the album “The Spotnicks in Paris”, 1962. Led Zeppelin: “Immigrant Song”, from the album “Led Zeppelin III”, 1970. Hot Butter: “Popcorn”, 1972. Looney Tunes Theme Song for Merrie Melodies, Warner Bros., Carl Stalling, 1930’s.Gil Scott-Heron: “Whitey on the Moon”, from the album “A New Black Poet – Small Talk at 125th and Lenox”, 1970. Scott: “Lullaby”, from the album “Soothing Sounds for Baby, vol. 1”, 1963.Terence McKenna: “Eros and the Eschaton”, lecture at University of Washington in Seattle, 1994 (excerpt). Sun Ra: “Space is the Place”, from the album “Space is the Place”, 1973. Ella Fitzerald: “It’s Only A Paper Moon”, from the album “It’s Only A Paper Moon”, 2006. Nat King Cole: “It’s Only a Paper Moon”, from the album “It’s Only a Paper Moon”, 1999. Jimmy Castor Bunch: “Troglodyte (Cave Man)”, from the album “It’s Just Begun”, 1972. John Fitzgerald Kennedy speech to Congress, May 25, 1961(excerpt). James Cameron interview upon the re-release of “Titanic”, 2012. Jonathan King: “Everyone’s Gone to the Moon”, 1965. Steve Jobs introduces the Macintosh computer, January 24, 1984. James Cameron interview with Charlie Gibson upon the release of “Avatar”, 2010. “The World is a Global Village” with Marshall McLuhan, CBC-TV, early 1960s. Marshall McLuhan speaks about the media, 196? Brion Gyson: “In the Beginning was the Word”, from “Mektoub: Recordings 1960 – 1981”. Glenn Criddle: “2001: Analysis of the Last 10 Minutes”. “Ce que savait Jackie” – France 5 TV, 2008 (excerpt). Cheech and Chong: “Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces”, from the album “Los Cochinos”, 1973. Miles Davis: “So What”, from the album “Kind of Blue”, 1959.
‘The Ball!’ inspired by Cy Pattern Grey

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