Star Wars, Raw? Rats! (2012)

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Star Wars, Raw? Rats! is a videopoem by Natali Fedorova and Taras Mashtalir. The text is a palindrome by Nick Montfort that briefly retells "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope," making Han Solo central. The soundtrack is a remix of Commodore 64 music by Sven Schlünzen & Jörg Rosenstiel made by Mashtalir.

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The palindrome is a revised version of the one Montfort wrote in 75 minutes for the First World Palindrome Championship, held in Brooklyn on March 16, 2012:

Wow, sagas! Solo's deed, civic deed. Eye dewed, a doom-mood. A pop ... Sis sees redder rotator. Radar eye sees racecar X. Dad did rotor gig. Level sees reviver! Solo's deified! Solo's reviver sees level ... Gig rotor did dad! X, racecar, sees eye. Radar rotator, redder, sees sis ... Pop a doom-mood! A dewed eye. Deed, civic deed. Solo's sagas: wow.

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Work metadata

  • Year Created: 2012
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Thursday Apr 26th, 2012
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  • Work Credits:
    • Nick Montfort, author of palindrome
    • Natalia Fedorova, administrative producer
    • Taras Mashtalir, editor, remixer, producer
    • Martha McCollough , text effects
  • Collective: Machine Libertine
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