The Wave es una interesante obra, inquitante y mística, que combina textos, sonidos, fotos, voces y gráficos. Escrita por Heather Raikes en el año 2006, incluye la colaboración de varios otros artistas en cuanto a la música y los componentes multimedia. Está programado en Flash.
Para explicar el concepto, nada mejor que copiar la propia visión de la autora:
The Wave is an electronic text derived from a series of media performances. The work explores and articulates a collection of meditations on myth, metaphor, and embodiment.An interactive assemblage of images, videodance, sound, animation, iconography, and text, The Wave creates an electronic architecture of hyper-dimensional poetic language. This electronic architecture expands and redefines the dramatic text as a fluid, animated, interactive infrastructure that exists in a liminal hyperspace between text and performance. The work expands and redefines the dance as dynamic, sensate, experiential process of inner transformation integrating the mind, body, and senses in metaphorical movement.Cumulatively, The Wave is a posthuman myth derivative of Joseph Campbell's monomyth. The dancing body of a woman warrior embodies the fundamental metaphor. She encounters gods, goddesses, enigmas and archetypes, all of which are reflections of herself in virtual space. Her psyche is reflected, refracted, expanded, and transformed into vertical, virtual dimensions. She becomes a meta-body: an elusive, shape-shifting equation of light, intelligence, rupture, and complexity."The body is not just repositioned by new technologies but supplemented, extended, and remade into a material-information entity whose boundaries are continuously constructed and reconstructed in its interactions with instruments whose total cognitive capacity exceeds our individual knowledge." – Adalaide Morris, New Media PoeticsFinally, The Wave is an electronic exploration of the format of the illuminated manuscript, most commonly associated with poet/artist William Blake. In traditional illuminated manuscripts, gold ink was used to represent the "light of God" illuminating the text. In this work, the light is electronic and represents the force of contemporary mythic experience through the exponentially expanding apertures of the digital.
Es un trabajo interesante, cuidado, aunque uno debe estar preparado para enfrentar lo discontinuo, lo fragmentado, esperar más una impresión de ánimo poética imprecisa que una historia.