Memory 77345 (2015)
Video, Acrylic, Photomontage
1 min 0 secs

Experience with West African water spirit healers and masquerades, flowing into childhood memories of a “Texas Instruments” pocket calculator in a store display case are the basis of fictional military research done by the mysterious Mnemonics Beings Lab. This is combined with Shell Oil’s environmental destruction of the mangrove swamps of the Niger Delta as well as the 2010, million-gallon oil spill that devastated the river near Walker’s hometown. The music mix by Walker includes sung phrases by Lotte Lenya taken from G.W. Pabst’s 1931 film version of Bertolt Brecht’s Three Penny Opera.