New video release
Plateau 13 of "The Path of the Weeping Night
Web-version : http://www.vilt.net/nkdee/data/downloads/chlebnikov/vlak_13_web.html (25 mb)
Gallery version: http://www.vilt.net/nkdee/data/downloads/chlebnikov/dirkvekemans.zip (50mb)
Note: Both the web-version and the gallery version are looped and start with a 20 second black nothing
About Plateau 13 of The Path of the Weeping Night
"This is a performance of the existing code for plateau 13 of The Path of the Weeping Night
The Path of the Weeping Night is the ‘score’/ ‘source code’ written by dirk vekemans for the performance of his re-write of Velemir Khlebnikov's Zangezi totalling 20 such planes or plateau's one for each part of the Russiian original. Not unlike dv's New Cathedral of Erotic Misery (see http://www.vilt.net/nkdee - an update of Schwitters original Kathedrale des erotischen Elends), the Path is faithfull to the original work only in spirit.
The code is to be used freely for non-commercial purposes. In fact everyone involved in this International Celebration of Russia's foremost Modernist Poet would very much like to see some more 'performances' of existing code along the Path. Authors and performers are advised to go about this in a very free way, in fact throwing away the existing code might in some cases be a better way than trying to make something of it. Heck it’s in Dutch anyway.
There's consistent rumours of a Great International Khlebnikov Carnaval to be held from august 11 to 17 , 2008 in Kessel-Lo, near Louvain in Belgium, so it might be a good idea to start thinking about your contribution right now.
Source code (in Dutch) for the Path is made available through http://khlebnikov.wordpress.com
In any case Dirk refuses responsibility for any damage to performing players or machines."
This Plateau premiered at the *ZAOEM festival of Present Day Poetry in Gent earlier this april: http://www.krikri.be/zaoem
Text: dirk vekemans (www.vilt.net)
Recitation and singing: dirk vekemans en Ilse Derden
direction: dirk vekemans en Arnout Camerlinckx
Ilse Derden en Arnout Camerlinckx and their assorted friends together form the art-collective Grapes of Art, see http://www.grapesofart.org
Web-version : http://www.vilt.net/nkdee/data/downloads/chlebnikov/vlak_13_web.html
Gallery version: http://www.vilt.net/nkdee/data/downloads/chlebnikov/dirkvekemans.zip (50mb!)