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11/22/1999

Wax, or the Discovery of

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Wax, or the Discovery of Television among the Bees is a very strange movie set (in part) in Southern New Mexico. It is the bizarre fictional story of Jacob Maker, aka Hive-Maker, weapons-guidance designer and committed beekeeper. When the bees drill a hole in Jacob’s head and insert a television whose supernatural images control his will, Jacob enters an hallucinatory alternative reality. Its first public screening, I believe, was in the weekly film series shown at the college I attended, New Mexico Tech. I see now that you can view the entire film on the web, and every frame is a clickable link to somewhere. As the site says: “click inside the video to enter a shot.” It claims to be the first full-length film to be broadcast on the internet, on-line since 1993. I’ve never seen anything like it, both the movie and the website.

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