The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

June 16, 2010

screens and carapace

screen fall from 4k with projections

carapace and plastron with natural coloration

carapace shedding +/- -> dream/other screen-image

bucked and plowed

bucked and plowed he said
  i'd be better off wed
fucked and bowed she said
  i'd be better off dead
plucked and flowed he said
  i'd be wetter in bed
bucked and bowed she said
  i'd be better in bed
fucked and plowed he said
  i'd be better when led
plucked and flowed she said
  i'd be wetter when led
bucked and plowed they said
  they'd be better when led
  they'd be wetter when led
  they'd be wetter when dead
  they'd be better off dead

( cura cumbus, plucked and bowed, two related pieces with complex scale
changes that almost don't make it. again, recorded with older equipment
and modified into 'field' mode )

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 23:58:07
From: Ben Wikler - <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Whales hunting ban - final vote

It's crunch time in the fight to protect whales! Let's get to 1 million
signatures this week, before the final vote -- forward the email below to

Dear friends,

The international vote that could legalize commercial whale hunting is just
days away. 650,000 of us have signed the petition to protect whales, and an
Avaaz team is on the ground to make sure we're heard -- let's super-charge
this campaign by hitting 1 million signatures! Add your name and then
forward this message:

Sign the petition!
In one week, the International Whaling Commission will hold its final vote
on a proposal to legalize commercial whale hunting for the first time in a

The outcome rests on whose voices are heard most clearly in the final hours:
the pro-whaling lobby -- or the world's people?

More than 650,000 of us have signed the petition to protect whales -- it's
time to reach 1 million! At the whale summit in Morocco, an Avaaz team is
setting up billboards, front-page newspaper ads, and a giant,
constantly-updating petition counter -- all to ensure that delegates, from
the moment they step off the plane until they cast their votes, will see
from our explosive numbers that the world will not accept legal whale
slaughter. Click to sign, and forward this email to everyone:

Thanks to the worldwide outcry, many governments have already pledged to
oppose the proposal. Each time the Avaaz whale petition added 100,000
signatures, it was sent again to the IWC and key governments -- some, like
New Zealand, thanked all of us who had signed on.

But pressure from the other side has been relentless. Now other governments,
especially in Europe and Latin America, may abstain... or even support the
proposal. The vote could go either way.

Citizen pressure is our best hope. After all, it was an explosive worldwide
social movement in the 1980s that led to the commercial whaling ban we're
now trying to protect. As the International Whaling Commission meets in
Morocco -- starting this Thursday, the 17th, with the crucial vote less than
a week away -- let's make sure the world's voices are there to greet them:

After the global ban was first implemented on commercial whaling, the number
of whales killed each year plummeted from 38,000 per year to just a couple
of thousand. It's a testament to the power of humanity to move forward. As
we move to confront the other crises of the modern age, let's cherish this
legacy of progress -- by joining together now to protect our majestic and
intelligent neighbors on this fragile planet.

With hope,

Ben, Ben M, Maria Paz, Ricken, Benjamin, David, Graziela, Luis, and the
whole Avaaz team

P.S.: Despite the ban, Japan, Norway, and Iceland have continued whaling --
and are now pushing to make the IWC proposal as lenient as possible.
Expecting permission to catch more whales than ever, Japan is reportedly
planning to buy its largest whaling ship yet. Click here to sign the
petition against commercial whaling!


IWC Voting on Whale Hunting Moratorium Next Week

"IWC whaling proposal 'offensive'", New Zealand Herald

"Flights, girls and cash buy Japan whaling votes" - a new expos? by the Times
of London

The other side: IWC Chairman defends whaling proposal

"Nations Push To Develop New Whale-based Products" - anticipating the end of
the whaling ban, whaling nations planning whale-based products including
golf balls and detergent


Donate to this campaign! Avaaz's work on whales, like all its campaigns, is
funded entirely by donations -- we receive no money from governments or
corporations. Support the billboards and stunts at the whale summit -- click
here to make a secure contribution! [615623246.gif]

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