George Albon’s Brief Capital of Disturbances has been blessed with some multidisciplinary offspring. Composer Mischa Salkind-Pearl has used it as a text in his piece “American Temple” (See the Omnidawn entry of April 6, 2009), and now artist Erik Waterkotte has created a suite of original prints based on passages from the book. The suite, called Re-encounters and Reconnaissance,comprises seven images (unique print, mixed media, and collage) that offer a Dantesque vision of technology and the anonymous.
Double Illumination…A Sign on Fire
The last thing the sun’s rays shone on tonight was already yellow and bright, a <—> sign coated with reflecting gloss at the T-juncture. In the dull matte of the surrounding woods and roadway this double illumination pierced the late afternoon, a sign on fire.
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