these post-apocalyptic times, which now supercede the post-modern
in the post-9/11 21st century, we are redefining the role
of the artist as a mediator and political player whose reflections,
ideas, sensibilities, and abilities take significant action
on the world stage. We see this as a way of moving toward
a totally wired, out of control system of knowledge-potential
slamming into your wanting-it body until it gives in.
you could derange your sense of narrative convenience
and remix a totally other kind of rhetorical environment,
how would you navigate through?" - Abe Golam
PolyVocal Remix, Abe Golam (aka Mark Amerika, Under Secretary
for the Freedom of Speech of the US Department of Art & Technology)
delivers stream-of-consciousness prognostications on the
condition of humanity. Abe is many things at once: a chameleon
candidate, whose rhetorical subterfuge challenges all current
political thought; a set of transmutating "altered" egos;
and a post Max Headroom Mutant Ninja Sex Machine who feels
like a political Virgin, "touched for the very first
Abe Golam has had enough. He can no longer
stomach the current world situation, the manipulation, the
distortion of reality, and the dissolution of self amidst
the "mediacracy" of our times, the hypocrisy of
our leaders, and a nation blinded by patriotism. He is angry,
he has thoughts of political transformation, perhaps even
a run for presidency of the Experimental Party. This politically
reborn avatar-activist has decided to change American political
culture by remixing Government announcements, proclamations,
speeches, and iconography, altering their current meaning
as articulations and symbols of unbridled power, corruption
and greed, and exploding them into passionate prognostications
that call for reclaiming the spirit of experimentation and
vision for the future of democracy.
you can't talk your way to a solution." – George
the banner of the Experimental Party we will recruit a
candidate whose virtual identity is guaranteed to stir
in the global computer networks, that "non-place" place
where the true battle for democracy in America will be
fought and won." – Abe Golam
Wisdom of Abe Golam
you could stream a consciousness, what would it look like?
you could embed a code, what would it sound like?
you could dream a material reality, where would it take
you could listen to the therapeutic energy fields of a
particular color, what would it smell like?
it smell like a story that quenches your thirst?
it smell like a world composed only of liquid sand running
through your endless, hour-glass fingers with no end in
it smell like the end of time?
beginning of timelessness?