Annals in the art of planning Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a film project, from the rising seas up.
For the musical side check fabric — Summon These Days
2.1 Pandacai Island — Laura’s Cottage
Sava wakes under light sheets on a futon, sunlight streaming through window with slats instead of pane, djimbe-frame driftwood dreamcatcher silhouetted. She stretches, reaching out as the sheet falls from her breast and takes a sip of water from a curved glass set next to local varieties of orchid, cuyamba, and sand-pine seedling.
Morning face. Yet… if not quite in her own element, she seems to be adapting. Her space is separated from Laura’s by a nipa-woven partition that extends 2/3 of the way across the sizable, bamboo crafted room. Let’s call it spa chic without being bland, uniform, or in any way Bed Bath & Beyond designed. As we pull away from Sava stretching and waking up, the camera pans across the partition to Laura, already up and doing sun salutations on her yoga mat.
[Cue Fabric song Ball of Wax… feat. djimbe, flute, cymbals, and vocal chorus]
Medications, meditations, the improvise of all nations
meditations, don’t need no medications,
sun salutations and all that jazz.
Ball of wax we live on
ball of wax we given
and if we give a heart attack
to the Earth it’s not forgiven.
2.2 Pandacai Island —Field Research
Sava and Laura go out to the field to undertake water and wildlife surveys. Clothing is sensible blouse and khaki shorts, sun hat for Sava. Laura wears a wooden necklace, white blouse, loose bhatik pants through which bikini bottom shows.
Sava shows Laura one of the 44 identified streams and lagoon drainage channels (many of which are no longer existent, as evidenced by regular flooding) that she will be studying, wih a focus on restoration. This particular stream has all kinds of stuff encroaching, burying it, but is still identifable. They follow its remnants to the coast, where Sava shows Laura a native plant restoration project for erosion control, as well as work monitoring algae and microplastic levels in the water.
The backdrop is one of imminent takeover of land by the government and potential sale to a mega casino, mall, sea world, if the locals don’t get their collective shit together.
Next it’s onto a locally piloted a paraw (sailboat) to view Laura’s efforts to fight coral destruction offshore. It’s a critical project, given careless positioning of anchors, flippers, and rudders––we see them snorkeling and surveying the extent of destruction in a certain subsector. Highlighted are regeneration efforts underway using chickenwire and phages.
On the way back they pass some kite surfers, foreshadowing their meeting at the beach party later that night…
Fabric — SERIES on MEDIUM
Clicking on the indexed links below gets you to 1) the first entry in the series, which includes a 2) series-specific contents list, like the one for WILOTI below. Think of these links as a blog contents page that allows the entire ecosystem of Damon Arvid writing to be searched in seconds. A workaround necessary on a platform designed for feed, rather than author-specific searches.
All my content is real writing, of a level that was repped to the big publishers, who passed, because, well… Robert Johnson, Jack Kerouac, Jimi Hendrix, Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe and so many unsung who never got the official nod and made often better art as a result.
- Arisugawa Park (late-stage cloud novel)
- fabric — concept + platform + system
- What I Learned on the Internet (WILOTI)
- Great Pacific Garbage Patch ( film)
- EVEN (cloud novel)
- Cowachunga (early-stage cloud novel)
- The Bearded Man and the Muse (ditto)
- Medium and the Missing….
- Music (aMuse)
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
(3) Pandacai Island
Copyright © Damon Arvid 2018
With an equal focus on the visual, auditory, and written, Damon Arvid is an artist who has shared bits and pieces of the total vision on various skins and mediums. This is the current public skin, along with the Youtube playlist Fabric — Summon These Days.
STOP clicking. Relax. Listen very closely, something is being said. Organic, loosely tied to the future, based on a coherent ecosystem of sound + content.
A toast… for the fabric music that melds musicians learning and composing on the spot with painstaking arrangements of sounds that are… original, not copyied or altered beats, rhythms, and chords.
A toast… for doodles that uncover new tomorrows and only afterward self-evident truths.
A toast… for the cloud novel ecosystem that manifests in several works that lead to life on Mars.
Endurancewriter blog defunct and discontinued. My apologies. 20,000 views a month and no payoff, no human anything. Rap-a-tap… but Arisugawa Park, Cowachunga, et al. continue.
Medium is simply a ledgered host for the material, a month’s earnings were .02 cents — ultimately this material will be exported to a platform that values original content in a curated and rationally compensated way. IP is getting there, because…
All for one and one for… fabric.