for a preview of Martian odyssey: I will not be sad in this world*
This is a fantasy of starting over where children
try to work out the rules of a new society.Set on Mars at an indeterminate
point in the future, the work is loosely structured on the conventions
of the epic,the utopian novel, the science fiction film and the video
game.The underpinning subject is the persistence of patterns of human
behaviour - as Iago says,the love of mischief and the love of cruelty
are as natural to human beings as sympathy.
A preliminary edition of 30 booklets,complicates and connects the individual
artworks in the Martian Odyssey series.Read together,they suggest an exit
strategy -a kind of compromised redemption in what would otherwise remain
merely a war story.These draft editions serve as a basis for comments
that will be incorporated in the first edition of the booklets planned
for the fall of 2007. I'll update this cite soon to give more information
about the book project.