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Re: A version of Errantry

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  • lynnmaudlin
    Thanks for that, Wayne-- (and happy new year! it s been too long). -- Lynn --
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 3, 2011
      Thanks for that, Wayne-- (and happy new year! it's been too long).

      -- Lynn --

      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.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
      > (http://blogs.williams.edu/vintagepoints/2010/03/09/chapin-archives-podcast/).
      > Wayne
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