Cajska Carlsson, who in another lifetime was the very first winner of an art challenge at UWA in 2009 takes over at LEA 6 for the AUGUST round of the LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES (here for full year schedule).
'UAXUCTUM' by Cajska Carlsson
DATE AND TIME: 11AM SLT TUE 28th AUG 2012.
LOCATION: HERE AT LEA 6
INFO HERE: Avatar Orchestra Metaverse
Blogs on Uaxuctum:
Vic Lennoire on UWA
Briarmelle Quintessa Flickr
Simon Jones Blog
Machinima by Goosson
Cajska described the work as follows:
'Uaxuctum' is a visual re-imagining of a piece by the 20th Century Italian composer, Giacinto Scelsi.
Scelsi was a highly eccentric composer, living mostly in isolation, apart from an assistant who would write his music down. In 1966 he wrote 'Uaxuctum', a piece about "the legend of the Maya city, destroyed by themselves for religious reasons".
The re-imagining is an exploration of structure and form, light and dark... a mythical structure that will be torn down to make way for something new. With the death of each civilisation, a new one is born. The world progresses through these revolutionary upheavals, but rarely does a society chose its own destruction. 'Uaxuctum' is a moment of choice lost in time.