pages of madness

iPak continues the research of the internet art work pages of madness.

pages of madness considers the visuality of text in a net that up to now has  been dominated by text; which re-conceives, in digital media, notions of concrete poetry; as well as the practices of the ciné-roman filmmakers such as Chris Marker, Marguerite Duras and Agnes Warda: making 'films to read'.

pages of madness is "a work of insidious beauty, sensuality, and contemplation" (Asian Times). One hundred million years to view this in entirety, or maybe fifteen seconds in snapshot: random image generation triggers almost limitless permutation of images with a solitary text sequence together with an elusive sound track.

A disturbing artistic exploration of racism's engendering of 'madness' and 'mental illness'. pages of madness, funded by a Millennium Award from the Peabody Trust, was ‘spotlighted’ by Turbulence, and is viewable at:

It has also been presented at (in chronological order):

  • Testimony group travelling exhibition, Bourne Hall Museum, Epsom, UK, Aug. 2007
  • ISEA2006/ Zero One San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge,San Jose, California, 2006, as a part of the M-I I-M presentation.
  • The Carnival of E-Creativity, Digital Art Festival, New Delhi, India, Feb. 2006.
  • UK Community TV Channel's Mad for Arts Online Gallery, 2004-2006.
  • Rampton High Security Hospital, Nottinghamshire, UK, Feb. 2005.
  • Generative Arts Festival, Milan, Italy, Dec. 2004.
  • National Film Theatre, London, 6th Disability Film Festival, Dec. 2004.

iPak  and pages of madness are part of a long-term research by Ajaykumar entitled M-I I-M.