Saturday, September 9, 2017

Snow in the Temple of Memory and Hope - synopsis

Synopsis: Attached is "Snow in the Temple of Memory and Hope,” a poetic treatment of the life and death of my brother, who was also a poet.

This is a mood piece about an encounter between two addicts: one an alcoholic living on the residue of a divorce settlement, the other a homeless person. The first is aware of the plight of the homeless but, in his guts, too afraid of being ripped off to do much for them; like all addicts, he has a morbid fear of losing his share of what it is that he is dependent on (booze). But he is also painfully lonely. This loneliness manifests itself in terms of a desire for friendship (which is not fated to be), and a deep sense of the past.

This particular work is from a book-length project entitled “Family Maps”, which in turn is part of a much larger text-image-and-music project entitled PLASTIC MILLENNIUM.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Garbage Man: synopsis

Synopsis: A young-ish man is crossing a high bridge in winter. The bridge calls to him; he hears the bridge because he thinks nothing of himself ... he, in his deep sadness, thinks that he himself is garbage. But his overwhelming depression is interrupted by a middle aged woman who has also been thrown away -- discarded -- by society.

This is a prose -poetry piece I've been working on for several years and that has been through several incarnations. It is an experimental author-made short story, and is not a dramatic film in the traditional sense. Deliberately, there are no actors. The emphasis is on the narration, the visuals, and the music, all created by one person ... one sensibility.