Medusa overwrites tragedy with adventure.
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.
Splitting space, with her snakes on a ship. Journeying alone, her saving traces make vestigial memories of the future. The curse is her gift, and this is her story: a new mythology for a future of infinite spaces. Medusa lost her hair, while space lost its skin. Each ugly head turned into a star, and the stars turned into myths.