We jellyfish are living embodiments of the essence of poetry. Poetry in motion, one might even say. We are simple, succinct, infinitely manifold -- even pointlessly so -- and beautiful to contemplate. As the world's most efficient swimmers, we also aptly represent the words of Polonius from Shakespeare's Hamlet:
"… since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief."
All jellyfish are great fans of the Bard. That's one reason we are most pleased with this week's excellent selection submitted to the jellyfish playlist a little while back. It's a musical rendition of Shakespeare's Sonnet 130, quoted below, by APE featuring Layla Moallem and Jah-Zee.
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
This is not the most flattering love poem, but that's Shakespeare for you. Drops a profound truth in the form of a joke about trying to be profound. Always making fun of you and himself with unmatched style. We jellyfish are also realists. We appreciate truth in advertising as long as the presentation is pleasing.
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About the Curator - AK Rockefeller
AK Rockefeller is the avatar-in-chief of Identity Transduction Systems (ITS). AK leads the ITS team of artists, musicians and activists who produce multimedia art & propaganda for important human rights causes. AK is the youngest son of Michael Rockefeller who went missing off the coast of West Papua in 1961. Much like most other public figures and celebrities, AK exists in realm between reality and fiction. His identity represents an challenge to the nature and concept of the 'public persona' in today's reality.
The activities of AK Rockefeller and ITS constitute an ongoing psychological operation against the warmongering capitalist status quo. By taking the Rockefeller name and manipulating the symbols of power, AK creates a real fictional alternative to the fake populist movements of today quietly serving the interests of existing elites.