Last night, I had a dream. I was seeing a movie, it was a poorly done movie, but it was a short. It was actually a short film that was part of a series of short films. The second one, I remember, was called “Objectivity,” and in that film, there were people in lab coats. They worked with objects that were everyday objects, only different. The only one I recall was a typewriter made of human teeth.
Someone took me from the movie theater into a research space. They were testing hamsters. It seemed quite cruel. Three hamsters were caged with mounds of gross human food. These three hamsters were morbidly obese, all lying around, seemingly incapable of movement.
There were three other hamsters, quite fit, nimble, and willing to exercise and be productive. There was a mouse in the lab. The obese hamsters tried to kill it. I remember the person who took me in to the room was encouraging them by name. “Get it, get it!” Instead, the mouse ran up my trousers and into my shirt. I woke up convinced there was a mouse in my bed this morning.
All this to say that Brain Frame Lit 2 was an absolute success! Thank you to those who came out. Great performances. Pictured above with me is Alyx, one of the three speakers involved in our performance. We are wearing the glasses that helped to make the entire audience imagine themselves as Matt Davis' Eg, the sausage delivery man.
I’ll be posting some stuff that I still have from my performance, as I gave most of the things away. Ahh, Catharsis.