Deep Cycle: Reincarnation of Herman Meydag

2010
Max Goldfarb
Max Goldfarb completed the production of Deep Cycle on June 12 and 13, 2010. Deep Cycle, an area-responsive mobile radio program, took place along a stretch of NY route 23. A publication including text, image and other materials in book format will be available Fall 2010.

Deep Cycle includes performances, readings interviews and incidents by several artists, writers, designers and theorists addressing the subject of a post-oil landscape. All works relate to specific sites along the constructed route. Topics of these presentations include: consumption, waste, transit, energy, transformation, and disaster.

Deep Cycle, Mobile Program

BEGIN (New York Museum of Firefighting)
01. Mobile 49 (MG), Straight Six (00:14)
02. Siren Demo, WAKE UP! (00:32)
03. David Koehn (read as dispatch by Joe Romero), Rescue Vehicles (03:20)
04. Paul Elliman, Whistle Tip (10:44)
05. Ryder Cooley, Mobile Death Report No.1 (01:47)
06. Mobile 49 (MG), PA01: Escape Pod (02:06)
07. Garrett Phelan, At What Point Will Common Sense Prevail #8: Life in the Country (10:37)
08. Ryder Cooley, Mobile Death Report No.2 (02:19)
09. John Cooley, Rip’s Return (From The Found Journal of Rip Van Winkle) (18:17)
10. Mobile 49 (MG), PA02: Tactical Incident Command (02:47)
11. John Ashbery, Rivers and Mountains (03:57)
12. Mobile 49 (MG), PA03: RACES (01:13)
13. Ryder Cooley, Mobile Death Report No.3 (01:03)
14. Gili Melamed-Lev, Translation and reading of Honi Ha’Magl, The Circle Drawer (05:10)
15. Brett Balogh, Everything Solid Melts Into Air (18:27)
16. Dan Beachy-Quick (Read by Christophe Vilaghy), Twittering Machine Dispatch (03:30)
17. Mobile 49 (MG), The Twittering Machine (10:18)
18. Mobile 49 (MG), PA04: Psychological First Aid (01:53)
19. Ryder Cooley, Mobile Death Report No.4 (02:14)
20. Garrett Phelan, At What Point Will Common Sense Prevail #26: Safe Risks (05:37)
21. Bodega Algae/Amber Frid-Jimenez, Superabundance of Ultra Deep (17:42)
22. Ryder Cooley, Mobile Death Report No.5 (02:11)
23. Garrett Phelan, At What Point Will Common Sense Prevail #18: The Absolute Present (08:36)
24. Brian Dewan, Perpetual Ballad of Rip Van Winkle (19:08)
25. Garrett Phelan, At What Point Will Common Sense Prevail #3: Soldiers as Peacekeepers (12:41)
26. Ryder Cooley, Mobile Death Report No.6 (01:38)
27. James Howard Kunstler, World Made By Hand Read By Sim Graham (44:18)
28. Mobile 49 (MG), PA05: Water Reservoir (02:15)
29. Mobile 49 (MG), Straight Six (00:14)
END (Lukoil)

Deep Cycle is made possible, in part, through the generous support of the Harpo Foundation; and co-presented by free103point9.