Future Mythologies: Persephone

Nathaniel Stern

Anne Spalter

Persephone navigates space carefully – never turning around – and finds beauty. Future Mythologies is a collaboration between Anne Spalter and Nathaniel Stern for theVERSEverse’s GenText series. It’s a series of 12 poems written in collaboration with text-based AIs, incorporated into videos produced with the help of text-to-image AI. Each explores a character from Greek mythology, with a sci-fi twist. Written and performed by Stern, sound and images by Spalter.
Don’t turn around; just
navigate Empty.
Take a breath, forget how to breathe.
Stare at the moon.
Remember how to talk.
Re-dash-member: embody again.
The moon is a trick.
It’s full of quiet.
We’ll stay up late and watch the stars spin.