Ciurlionis’s Paintings / Thoughts on a Beach

In the late 1970’s I pursued art historical investigations of the painter M. K. Ciurlionis. My investigations led to several important historical discoveries, which I wrote up and published. I did the typing of these manuscripts on a typewriter that had a disposable ribbon. I saved those ribbons. In 1987, I released several of these ribbons on Toronto’s Sunnyside Beach, and photographed them. In the photo-documentary piece of 1994, one can actually read my written words on these ribbons. The EEG tracing was done while I thought about M. K. Ciurlionis’s Paintings. The musical score applied was from M. K. Ciurlionsis’s symphonic poem Jura (Sea).