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Narrated Gravity's Rainbow
Vox Libris QuickTime Video
The final presentation at the Antwerp leg of the 1998 International Pynchon Week was The Narrated Gravity's Rainbow, a critical reading/performance of Thomas Pynchon's literary art by Project Vox Libris. Their reading of the novel centers on the ideas of Europe as a Zone of conflicting human and technological forces, the transformation of power in the ever-changing shapes of entertainment, and the evolution of technology from V-2 missiles to space dreams and computer mirages. Spanning several orthodox categories, The Narrated Gravity's Rainbow integrates criticism with animated digital collage (using the work of Canadian artist Larry Daw), theatre and contemporary music into a compelling aural and visual performance, transforming Pynchon's masterpiece of postmodern fiction into performance art. The presentation is available as a QuickTime file for EUR 15.
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Project Vox Libris are:
Massimiliano Aloisi, computer programming, visual arts, bass, guitar, samples, voice;
Mattia Carratello, sound editing, movie production, guitar, keyboard, voice;
Doc Rossi, computer programming, digital effects, text preparation, guitar, cittern, lead voices.