Commencement of Joy

2004

2004 - Commencement of Joy
Parts 1, 2, and 3

I got an idea for an animated video based on a small clay figure I had sculpted while listening to a cd entitled "Chominciamento di gioia: Virtuoso dance-music from the time of Boccacio's Decamerone" by the Ensemble Unicorn.

The video is in three parts and is based on three poems: "Ashes of Life" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, "The Pleasures of Merely Circulating" by Wallace Stevens, and "If the Lovestar Grows Most Big" by E. E. Cummings.

The videos were displayed on a small display set inside a birdcage that contained elements from the videos.


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