Let Us Turn

From Rhizome Artbase
Simon Mills
2004
Description

Let Us Turn is Simon Mill's response to Walt Whitman's poem "Song of Myself, 32," which begins "I think I could turn and live with the animals..." On the artwork website, Mill's poem is read aloud while video clips are randomly selected to illustrate it.

Rhizome staff
2021

A response to Walt Whitman's poem from Leaves of Grass, I think I could turn and live with the animals
An exploration of fear and sublimity when the subject experiences the organic as profoundly other
A reaction to the concept of nature in a technologised landscape
An experiment with spontaneous meaning-making using the random juxtaposition of image and word
This piece is regenerated on each viewing by using Actionscript programming to randomly display sections of movieclips.

Simon Mills
13 September 2004
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outside link
2004
open submission
13 September 2004
Simon Mills
static files
13 September 2004
cloning
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