Why do I do this? Because when you throw art into the universe, sometimes it collides with more art and comes back to you…. and that’s always exciting.
That happened recently when I was informed that one of my images had been used in a video by John Horn Music. I went to listen and really love the composition he did. With photos, a few phrases and his music he tells this sparse tale of visiting a place called “The Spike,” a lawless cyberpunk themed outpost where anything can be had for the right price. The music is hypnotic but energized. The visuals are intense. It’s like an speculative art-exhibit-musical-story.
I do love this cityscape—skyscrapers sinking to their knees in a flooded world under an alien sky—and I’ve used it in quite a few places myself. You can see it on the header above and as the background for the #136 fiction line up… and that was because I used it again on page 44 in the last issue of Space and Time as the backdrop for Maxwell I. Gold’s poem Crimson Faces.
This is art colliding. A bunch of creatives bounced around like atoms and when a bunch of free radicals start bouncing off each other there is sure to be some sort of explosion. I’m excited to see what happens. While we wait for the art-calypse, give John Horn a listen, a view and a like.
If you really want to immerse in this collision, read Crimson Faces by Maxwell I. Gold (Space and Time magazine, Winter #135, page 44) and then watch this video.
See “The Spike” below…