Monday, October 06, 2008

American Memory

American Memory by William Morrison screen grab

American Memory is a new film/multimedia project by artist [and Skinny Puppy collaborator] William Morrison, scored by Morrison and Justin Bennett.

American Memory by William Morrison screen grab

American Memory by William Morrison screen grab

"The American Memory Proejct is a broadcast from the future. A digital archive of a long dead country uneartherd in a distant era and broadcast back to our time. A short wave transmission bounced off the fabric of eros, washed up on the shores of the twenty first century. It is both abstract melencoly verse and a dire warning. A container filled with ghosts speaking stories so far removed from their origins that they defy context. Or perhaps, invite it anew."

American memory will be screened and performed during the OhGr tour this fall, followed by a high def. DVD in spring 2009. View the trailer here and see tour dates here.

American Memory by William Morrison screen grab


Anonymous said...

At some time in the very distant future, long after America is gone, a group of artists scouring the backwater of whatever the Net has become discover the American Memory Archives of the Library of Congress. It’s barely a ghost of its original form, all broken links and code that reads like gibberish. They manage to extract images, bits of text and sounds. Although they have no context for its meaning, they are intrigued by these strange antiquities. The group creates surreal impressions of the material they find and broadcast it back through time. A quantum radio channel beamed into the subconscious minds of the 21st Century.

The American Memory Project will release a DVD EP in conjunction with the OHGR DTOUR, followed by a full-length Hi-Definition DVD in the spring of 2009.

In our time, the first decade of the 21st Century, members of the American Memory Project are film-maker/guitarist William Morrison and drummer/composer Justin Bennett. Morrison may well be best known for the films and videos that have accompanied the Skinny Puppy performances, though he has also played guitar with SP and will be playing with OHGR on DTOUR. Bennett will play with Ohgr as well, and has performed with Skinny Puppy, Professional Murder Music, Rozz Williams, Pigface, and numerous others. Together, they have been channeling AMP for two years thus far.

American Memory Project (AMP) will offer a startling multi-media presentation mixing visuals and audio from the past, the future, and the present in real time on each date of the OHGR DTOUR of the US and Canada throughout November and December 2008.

Tour dates:

American Memory Project (AMP)

Mon-Nov-17 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
Tue-Nov-18 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Wed-Nov-19 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Fri-Nov-21 San Francisco, CA Slims
Sat-Nov-22 Portland, OR Dante's
Sun-Nov-23 Vanvouver, BC Red Room
Mon-Nov-24 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Wed-Nov-26 Salt Lake City, UT Murray Theatre
Thu-Nov-27 Denver, CO Bluebird
Sat-Nov-29 Minneapolis, MN Station 4
Sun-Nov-30 Chicago, IL Double Door
Tue-Dec-02 Toronto, ON The Opera House
Wed-Dec-03 Montreal, QUE Les Saints
Thu-Dec-04 New York, NY Gramercy
Sat-Dec-06 Boston, MA Paradise
Sun-Dec-07 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
Tue-Dec-09 Raleigh, NC Cats Cradle
Wed-Dec-10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Fri-Dec-12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Sat-Dec-13 Tampa, FL State Theatre
Mon-Dec-15 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Wed-Dec-17 Houston, TX Warehouse 163H, 172H
Thu-Dec-18 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
Fri-Dec-19 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Sun-Dec-21 Albuquerque, NM

toybreaker said...

It looks like Detroit has to travel to see it. :( BOOOOO!

Bob said...

Well, bear in mind, some people have had to travel hundreds of years rather than miles.....