Antonin Artaud’s Magical Cane (2021) is an artificial life art animation by Joseph Nechvatal. The audio is a track from my pour finir avec le jugement de dieu viral symphOny plague composition from The Viral Tempest LP to be released in October by Pentiments.org.
In 1937, Antonin Artaud obtained a walking stick of wood that he believed belonged not only to St. Patrick, but also Lucifer and Jesus Christ. Artaud traveled to Ireland, landing at Cobh and traveling to Galway in an effort to return the stick. However, speaking very little English, and no Irish whatsoever, he was unable to make himself understood.