I’d like to express my gratitude to the Waking Windows crew for inviting us to take part in the festival this May in Winooski, VT. Thank you to the friends and family who were such a tremendous help with the set-up and break-down of the event. And thank you to our artists and writers, who created this third issue of Tele-, “the root issue,” by engaging seriously, playfully, and bravely with each others’ work, creating something of their own, and contributing to a collaborative whole.
Readers, you may use the navigation in the Table of Contents and at the bottom of each page to see how this issue developed through a process of communication like a game of telephone.
J. Turk writes, “Looking at this issue, I am reminded of the beauty of gaps, the beauty of partial knowledge, and of what we gain, if not through translation, through the attempt at it.” Diannely Antigua: “We bring ourselves into translations. We bring our bodies.” In this new issue of Tele-, watch our artists do just that. Watch, read, and listen as they bring themselves into the gaps, filling them, in part, with something new, as they reach toward a fragment they will attempt to grasp, to hold, to carry on.
*A few recommendations for viewing:
1. Each path began from the original piece, 3.01 (“Forest Dream”). To follow each path, begin with 3.01, choose path a or b, and click through the navigation at the bottom of each page. When you have completed one path, begin again at 3.01 and follow the other path.
2. Because of their various formats, videos are best viewed by clicking the full-screen button at the bottom right corner of the video.
3. Clicking on the piece 3.05b, the poem “Under the Knife,” will open an image file of the poem, which will allow you to zoom in as you read.
4. The issue as a whole is best viewed on a computer to get the full effect, but phones and tablets work too!