Imaginary Muslims & Other Perfect Strangers (2006, 73 minutes) 9:45 PM
Review of Alien Dreamtime by R. U. Sirius Sleeping with the Aliens
we wanted to create with new, emerging digital technologies to make art appropriate to its time and place.
full on, over the top,
essentially psychedelic.Britt, Terence, & I were co-obsessed with similar memes in the early 1990′s:
chaos theory, Mandaen gnosticism from Irag/Iran, sacred plants/recombinant DNA.
parallel universes with new Edens to explore.new and very exciting ‘personal’(!) computers where hurling us toward new popular art forms of extreme image and audio manipulation/fx.
(electronic music, raves, & digital design in fashion, graphics, broadcast, and film).
cyberspace was cooking up and the imaginal realm was singing new songs of seduction and destruction.some post-narrative cinema with a sensual edge, more beauty than fear.
we worked(?) for over seven years on the project. it wouldn’t quit growing.
and the world around it, that birthed it, was getting stranger and faster every year.
& digital equipment was getting sexier and cheaper.
by the time this DVD was finally released to the public (2004),
many of the events and processes portrayed had come to pass:
break beat-jungle ambient, personal video- blogging, the war with Irag,
the destruction & looting of Bagdad museums, bio-terrorist attacks,
fully immersive video screens, technoanimist cults in the desert,
the Apocalypse of the Mandaen people from the marshes near Basra,
and the destruction of sacred sites thruout Irag.
it is a very strange movie indeed.
even to me, one of it’s unsuspecting parents.
peace to all.
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