Future Mythologies: Hektor

Nathaniel Stern

Anne Spalter

Hektor accepts his fate as the fallen hero.

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, video art by Spalter.


Hektor, falling to the moon
I don’t I don’t I don’t…
It was h-h-h-hard…
For me tooooooooo grasp?
Which direction I sh-sh-sh-should go in.
To … just … journey …
To … just … journey …
To … just … journey …

I heard the angel s-s-s-say,
“Go with the flow.
Don’t try to figure it out.
Go with the flow.”
So I went with the flow.

I went with the flow.
I went with the flow.
I went with the flow.

And, I don’t know.
Maybe that was it?
I don’t know what else to doooooooo.
So, I’ll go with the flow…