Monday, November 29, 2004

realer than reel

Bob at Whirl-a-go-go points us to an artist who photographs and mounts her own Viewmaster reels. Right now you can get Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, a set of four Franz Kafka parables acted out by little plastic figures, and lucifugia thigmotaxis, which is apparently a story about a cockroach. The cardboard part of the reels is letterpressed, and the narration comes on a separate CD notable for the charming ding tone indicating that it's time to move on to the next image.

I'm delighted that someone is doing this. And if you're in the Portland area, you should check out the live performance of her new work Jeremiah Barnes, about the mysterious disappearance of 86 earthmovers.