After the cookies were baked and the rants were ranted it was time to tear down and relocate to the projection site.
From 9 to midnight I manipulated field recordings taken from various locations around the island – including recordings of the Quinsam, a trip to the grocery store, and a trio of pileated woodpeckers foraging in my yard.
The audio was accompanied by video generated by a Jitter patch I wrote. The patch takes the audio and uses it to generate colour information and deform some simple geometry.
The debut of an episodic, semi extemporaneous anarchist cooking program:
Every Cookie Is A Tiny Fist Raised Against the Dismal Edifice of Babylon
Love & Rage
a clean kitchen
The performance ran 5 times over the course of the afternoon to crowds of various sizes. Everyone enjoyed the cookies – maybe the anarchism will catch on as well.
the Cinnamon Clinamen Liberty Biscuit (a cookie for all occasions)
100g coconut oil
180 g brown sugar
200 g whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp chai spice
The baking itself was done on a barbecue. A few bricks under the cookie tray keeps the cookies in a flow of hot air and undermines the brute banality of the systems which would deprive us of a nuanced incarnation.
cream together warm oil and brown sugar
mix dry ingredients
gradually add dry to wet
cook for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on barbecue
while the cookies bake, chant the mantra of king shark
I’ll be barbecueing cookies (probably vegan cookies) and processing the sounds of cookie production, accompanied by brief musical interludes and some little chats about love and rage and memetic contagion.
On Saturday evening we will gather in the shining place and chant the mantra of King Shark.