Borderland (Audio)

Jan 01, 1990
Created by Connie Coleman with Alan Powell
With Alan Powell. An exploration of a psychic aural space just south of our consciousness. That very special location defined as "between the GRASS and where the GRASS is always greener"... Borderland... plotted by scientific method and the Western white male gaze . . . that ever so elusive place of American media myth." (the artists) A collage that blends stories and found sounds in a contrapuntal assemblage of gender encounters and questions of "otherness." The stories include R. Gordon Wasson's recounting of his first psychotropic mushroom experience with the Mexican-Indian shaman, Maria Sabena, and Rosemarie Waldrop's tale of Washington, D.C., and the sacrifices of younq Aztec virgins. Commissioned by New American Radio.