poems ~ There is a Light
(A plageurised script with hybrid inserts)
There is a Light –
The light is blue,
But first an instruction:
“Blue is not Blue, Blue is Orange.”
Orange is a contemporary colour
Orange is post apocalyptic.
The traffic sounds are incoherent chaotic
(Music genre: punk rock)
Alien language of authority
Through the rabbit hole
Urgency - tension and diffusion
High speed driving sequence,
But on a solar powered scooter,
Lights dim 10% (lighting instructions)
Too late –
Curses in Finnish sound anticlimactic.
News: Intercity blocks taken over –
The Army of the Flying Baby pink Elephants Faction is real
The Fiction is real
(Music genre: News reel muzak)
The International Guerilla forces –
Force International luxury communism
Uncheck new forms of resistance
Lights dim 20% (lighting instructions)
Disadvantaged, are the
Needs that the state cannot cater for.
Rejecting a Nationalism model
The Nation is outdated.
Upholding and perpetuating
Nothing but xenophobia and rascism.
Eat the rich
Live broadcast of the devouring.
Live broadcast of the devouring
Industrial complex known as Finland.
Phone call -
Phone call ends.
More bad news?
The cow protectors are lynching the beef-eaters
What is going on?
There is a War
Between those who say there is a war and those who say there isn’t...
It is known.
Lights dim 30% (lighting instructions)
Paper clip to trash the simcard.
Sims don’t need passports
Do you come from a country previously undivided?
Fearing the mob
The tanks enter the University.
We were in love
Leaving in a hurry
The wildfire began when the factory was shut down
37% are denied entry, annually.
Statue of Mannerhiem is decapitated
He Killed a lot of people for being a communist
He was a Swedish Guy
Worked in the Russian Army
Became Finnish through liberation –
Aliens take note.
Mannerhiem had a horse
You have a scooter
Exploited and exploiters.
Change can only come through violence
The power that produces a State is violence
There are no safe spaces – only the Ghetto and the Gated Community
Elimination is Brutal
How to justify violence?
What is Reasonable?
What comes after?
The hero's death or the idiot's death
Is the same
“Did you live a good life? Enough to base a movie on?"
Lights dim 40% (lighting instructions)
Self organised communities and a
Cool patch on leather jacket uniforms
Sirens sound protest
Merihaka khaki undercover
The gun was kicked out of his hand
The gun is weaponised light
The light is Orange
Orange is toxic
(Music genre: Dark psy Electronica)
Calling the factory
Calling the office
Calling the studio
Calling all post-fordist forms of workspaces
Phone is picked up by a disinterested receptionist
I say, "I quit".
(Music genre: Ambient Dark Club)
Imagine a chase sequence
Tension, Sirens – Basic parameters
(Music genre: Industrial electronica)
The drinking fountain Is toxic
tap water is so passé also toxic
The Hakaniemi double cross
The sigh ................
Complex relations to the welfare state
Travel to somewhere nice, like India
More Alien pigeons
(Music genre: Dark psy club)
I dont know your name
Names have power –
Have you eaten yet?
I’m not hungry.
I am your father
Recommend a Restaraunt
“Will there be singing during the dark times?
Yes, there will be singing about the dark times..."
Bertould brecht broke the fourth wall
Where is the Feast we were promised?
(Music genre: Restaraunt muzak)
“I’m sorry, there is only self service here“
Self governing commune
Self censor ship
A Ship of Fools.
Lights dim 50% (lighting instructions)
Peaceful under water
Dams under maintainence
Flood gates unchecked
Zones left unprotected
After the storm, the army was sent in
The army was made of artists and curators.
The goal of the state is to re(in)state
The order was sent by pigeons
A post apocalyptic apartheid,
Incoming policies are written, nay, injected into the system
Causing the Deep Sleep.
The coma will last till the Empire remains
The Hurricane accelerated the revolution
The gamification of Hunger
Reality is a consensus
We are ruled by TV –
The ‘Utopia’ is a High profile neighbourhood for the rich.
“The art crowd were profiting from the mediation of the conflict."
Lights dim 60% (lighting instructions)
Out of area placement
Starting a movement
We will live online
There is a time when you have to resist the commodification of the resistance
(Music genre: Restaraunt Muzak) continues
Say no to pigeons
Say no and electrify the fences
Barricade the Doors
Build the Walls
And put spikes on the facades.
Say no to pigeons
Lights dim 70% (lighting instructions)
The Illusion of life is
Hating the mirror
Ballet is not pink, you
Stupid burgeoise audience
The ballet dancer at the opera
gives condescending orders
Causing misinterpretation of the survival instinct
People with higher level of anxiety suffer from it more.
We are all immortal cyborgs
Cultural memory is stored in massive hardrives
The Archive is on the Cloud
The cloud storage is a stone in Nevada.
The aim of all life is in Death Valley
The aim of all life is death
Shopping complex in flames
The museum in the mall
Bomb the Fascist monuments
The Opera house
The Sun is out.
There is no Sun
Behind the solar panels
(Music genre: Saami music)
The lure of commercials
The melancholy of forgetting
Projecting desire of luxury communism
(Music genre: Celtic Heavy Metal)
Lights dim 80% (lighting instructions)
Science Fiction 101:
Aliens unite human groups
Huddle to regroup to repell
The Coloniser The Refugee The other
In all shapes Sizes, and Colour.
Clingy Unattractive Overtly aware. Different now...
Lights dim 90% (lighting instructions)
Those who know Know
That there is no Exit plan
There is a Light that never goes out
The End of Civilisation is not the End of the World
The End of the World is not the End of Life
The End of Life is not the End of Civilisation
And then it was said, “Let there be Light.”
Lights dim 100% (lighting instructions)