Trash Like Poetic

Odpad Jako Poetickż (see sample video)
4K Video and Sound by Dan Senn

duration 3:45

Trash Like Poetic (2023) was filmed on July 31, 2023 in Watertown, WI under an apricot tree planted from seed. The sound track was developed from Lycon 27 one of 64 sound translations of the I Ching in sound. The subject matter was chosen haphazardly, given little thought beyond considering that the large chamber bubble wrap would likely rest lightly atop the soon to be clipped grass, and momentarily, there was little wind under this shady fruit tree.

The title of the work, Trash Like Poetic, or
 Odpad Jako Poetickż in Czech, uses a colloquialism, a common simile in both
 the English and Czech languages.


Trash... has no meaning other than wordless poetry can be produced from most things. For it to be fully appreciated, the work must be
seen-heard as tightly integrated intermedia gestures used to fully inflate its rhythmic anatomy—as in dance with music. These visual gestures move independently or are tightly bound with the sound forming a continuum of possibilities triggering/ignoring actions in the opposing medium—a complex, life mirroring algorithm of exchanged impetus.
In this way the "trash" quickly loses its identity as such, garbage, and yet there is value (tension) unique in the feather-lightness of this material as it may at any moment be lost to a wind gust, this actually happening in the final frame.

Venting On Stupkova was created soon after this work in Prague and has many similarities. 
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Dan Senn (Prague-Watertown) is an intermedia artist working in music composition and production, kinetic sound sculpture, experimental and documentary film. He has been a professor of music and art in the United States and Australia and travels internationally as a lecturer, performer and installation artist. He lives in Prague where he directs the Echofluxx festivals, and Watertown, Wisconsin, the USA. Dan's work moves freely between expressive extremes and languages depending upon the aesthetic joust at hand. Dan is cofounder of Roulette Intermedium in New York City, Cascadia Composers of Portland Oregon, and the Echofluxx media festivals in Prague. (read more).