Wargoon Flishe Watch

including the Pome of the Day Project

Sunday, March 12, 2006


Dr. Zork will not be saying to you words of jazz today, for it is not in the cards. He will be telling you words of animation work.

Zork's fictional animator Akre did find some time yesterday afternoon with his head bent low over the sowing machine as he set some frames and let the machine turn them into the magical ones and zeros that will make his world of color and movement move and have image. He also planted some seeds for his vegetable garden in peat pots and set the seeds and pots under a light and later he will plant them in his garden outdoors. It is all work up front and then wait for a process.

He has been thinking about what he is doing and where is he going. Is his story worth the effort? Are his images too childish? Is he borrowing from image systems of which he knows nothing?

He wonders about his storytelling. He talks the story and then illustrates it. But maybe the image and the words should be in conflict. Maybe they should battle over their own reality. Maybe one thing should be said but another shown. This may come in particularly handy in the next section, which involves the making of a film.

Last night he watched the Gamelon performers. He saw their steady back and forth action. He watched the animated hands and fingers of the dancers. He wonders how these vibrations will affect his animation.

Enough of his cartoon mind. Here is the Pome of the Day.

it is not meant
to be heard in itself
but only as a part
of the entire vibration
the entire joke
of atmosphere

who knew
that beating the air
could tell such a story
that act that movement
could make you so still

Written in sincerity and with fingers,
Dr. Hubert Zork


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