Wednesday 12 May 2010

Hollingsville TX5/12 ‘Dreams’

While the City Sleeps

‘What precisely is a dream?’ asked William Burroughs. ‘It is a specific juxtaposition of word and image.’ This connection of word and image to create heightened states of perception which are neither precise nor specific in any way: technology can still offer only external proof of internal activities that evade rational understanding. We either find ourselves on dry land or all at sea. Starting with Salvador Dali’s ‘Dream of Venus’ pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, we will be journeying through a submerged paradise of glass, steel and Manhattan tap water on a voyage to the bottom of our minds.

In the fifth episode of ‘Hollingsville’, scheduled to go out at 7.00 pm on Thursday May 13 on Resonance 104.4 FM, my studio guest will be visionary designer and musician Julian House. Be on the lookout for deep-water soundings, lurking sea monsters, phantom sonar activity, the ruins of Atlantis and spectral dream broadcasts from beyond. Specially commissioned musical interludes will be by David Knight with additional moods by Indigo Octagon and the ‘Hollingsville’ composer in residence, Graham Massey. Ins and outs, as ever, are by Indigo Octagon. Your eyes are getting heavy...

See also:
Hollingsville Posts
From Billy Rose’s Aquacade to Night Tide
From the Dream of Venus to Atlantis in Hifi

Pictured above: Facade of Dali’s ‘Dream of Venus’ under construction in the Amusement Zone at the 1939 World’s Fair, courtesy of The Age

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