“narziss maschine II”
video: real-time, live video installation with puredata [pd] / GEM
music: real-time, quasi neural network made with puredata [pd]
Narcissus Process II
I dreamt of a river that was my dream.
On its surface, I saw my face reflected,
Like that of narcissus, placid, serene…
And I wonder:
How is it to be trapped within the thin layer
That separates two substances, two states.
To have one’s likenesses
Forever banned from physical existence,
A mere dispersion, pure image…
I was irresistibly drawn to that surface,
My thoughts and my longing melting away.
I felt ashamed for my desires…
So I turned away.
recorded live on August 17th, 2011