In The Beginning Is

Poem by Carol Novack

Video by Orin Buck

Music by Austin Publicover

Voices: Austin Publicover and Amy Marie Bucciferro

The video was made by entering the poem, phrase by phrase, in Google Images to find images that somehow relate to each phrase. Each phrase is onscreen for three seconds, during which seven images found in the Google search are displayed behind the words. This is a version of the idea I came up with in the early '90s to make poetry video that would draw on a database of images to be randomly displayed with related words of poetry. The current work is straight video, but the effect is similar. Like a song or a poem, the viewer can watch the video several times and maybe still not see everything that is in it.

©2007 Carol Novack, Orin Buck, Austin Publicover