Hermeticon (2005)

1980s kids commercials combined with 16th century hermetic texts. After cutting out the hooks, the most compelling spells of our toy and cereal fueled world, I compressed the videos and coupled them with mysticism and our new alchemy. A keyboard driven interface. (Click and Play)

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Hermeticon is an interactive net/new media artwork using clips from 1980s toy and candy commercials. Using their keyboard, the user can create their own pop culture spells, their own collage of jingles and advertising phrases. Much like the Hermetic texts of the 16th century, our ads, the hooks and movements on our televisions have become our new secret texts, our new mystic commands. Explore and play and create your own candy built religion.

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