The Apocalyptic Equatorial Visions of Dr. Overlander Esq.

Do subliminal messages work?
What do you feel after watching this 18 sec assault on your senses?
Featuring all the imagery tricks of advertising; sex, war, death and beauty.
Dr. Overlander lets loose from his secret bunker in the tropics, sending you 1 frame messages of Christmas cheer and good will.
Music – Careful with the Axe, Eugene – Pink Floyd

Artist’s Statement:

I’m 11 days upriver now, the God-fearing missionaries don’t even hit this part of Borneo. It’s too wild, autonomous regions, they believe in the old ways, jungle superstitions, ghosts and the need for blood sacrifice.

I’m the only white man, a giant among the pigmy people of the forest. They think I am a shaman and I play up to the role, killing chickens in their ceremonies, with much hooplah and pizzazz.

But like Cortez the Killer, I know it wont last, I know soon they will tire of me and my extravagant fake show, soon they will stop bringing me their daughters and finest rice wine.

And I’m ready for this day, for I know in my video ‘The Apocalyptic Equatorial Visions of Dr. Overlander’ I have achieved my life’s work, I have reached the pinnacle.

I have finally mastered the art of manipulating the minds of innocent viewers, with the subliminal methods used by such past puppet masters of propaganda, as Leni Riefenstahl and Walt Disney.

In a mere 18 seconds I have managed to make a film that will permeate your very being. It will be locked away in your subconscious, until one of the many ‘triggers’ ignites the change. Once watched, even just once, you will never be the same.

It will start as an uneasiness, a realisation that something isn’t right in the world. Slowly, slowly, it will lead to small changes.

But in the end, like with Orwell, I have only provided the signposts, it is up to you to decide with what you do with this new found realisation.

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2 thoughts on “The Apocalyptic Equatorial Visions of Dr. Overlander Esq.

  1. WOW!! I want to paint like that!

  2. ‘The poet becomes a seer through a long, immense, and reasoned derangement of all the senses. All shapes of love suffering, madness. He searches himself, he exhausts all poisons in himself, to keep only the quintessences. Ineffable torture where he needs all his faith, all his superhuman strength, where he becomes among all men the great patient, the great criminal, the great accursed one–and the supreme Scholar! For he reaches the unknown! ‘ Rimbaud

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