A three-channel video installation for Jay Scheib‘s Performance Media course. The piece draws on Wallace Stevens’ The Plot Against the Giant and Boyd’s theory of the OODA loop. In the channel shown above, the body is used as instrument to alter levels on interference in the live video feed.

The Plot Against the Giant

First Girl

When this yokel comes maundering,
Whetting his hacker,
I shall run before him,
Diffusing the civilest odors
Out of geraniums and unsmelled flowers.
It will check him.

Second Girl

I shall run before him,
Arching cloths besprinkled with colors
As small as fish-eggs.
The threads
Will abash him.

Third Girl

Oh, la…le pauvre!
I shall run before him,
With a curious puffing.
He will bend his ear then.
I shall whisper
Heavenly labials in a world of gutturals.
It will undo him.

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