21838Re: A version of Errantry
- Feb 3, 2011Thanks for that, Wayne-- (and happy new year! it's been too long).
-- Lynn --
--- In email@example.com, "Wayne G. Hammond" <Wayne.G.Hammond@...> wrote:
> >"Erranty" (2008) is a 27 foot scroll depicting a
> >parade of whimsical war machines set to an
> >abbreviated version of J.R.R. Tolkien's poem of
> >the same name (written between the 1930s and
> >1960s). A list of "Wars and Genocides of the
> >20th century," with death tolls highlighted in
> >red, runs below the troop of machines. As if all
> >this is not enough to show how technology has
> >perpetuated the tragedy of bloody conflict,
> >Pfeiffer packages the work in inert shell gas
> >cases that have done their "deadly deed." It's
> >hard to imagine that the story "of journeying
> >and plundering/ of pillorying and sundering" would end anytime soon.
> It's not an "abbreviated version" of the poem,
> but an original poem which "samples" Tolkien's.
> We have a copy of the impressive scroll/shell/box
> Errantry in the library where I work
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