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The poem combines aspects of love, death, and nature in one piece. Originally it consisted of three parts: text, photography, and sound. In the Flash version these parts are arranged in a loop completed by a minimalist interface (to pause).
(Source: author description from ELC Vol. 1)
cursed be the god that brings so much death and beauty
the day i die she will rise up
the day i die she will sleep
to see this or this or this, i must record everything/ before my father is gone, before i am gone
text, photography, sound: Alan Sondheim; composed by Reiner Strasser, Spt. 2005
To hear the sound, turn on the computer's speakers or plug in headphones. The piece can be paused by moving the mouse over the pause symbol at the bottom.
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|Resource||Author||Teaching Resource Type||Year|
|Electronic Literature - Senior Seminar (Fall 2011)||Chris Funkhouser||Syllabus||2011|