BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

 But Not Forgotten  Found photograph, digital assembly; 2014   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present. All appropriation rights reserved    

But Not Forgotten
Found photograph, digital assembly; 2014
Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present. All appropriation rights reserved

 

Benoit of Comberbach, 1872

  Benoit of Comberbach, 1872   2015, found tintype, corresponding text   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present. All appropriation rights reserved   

Benoit of Comberbach, 1872
2015, found tintype, corresponding text
Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present. All appropriation rights reserved
 

 



Champion defender for The Great Lawsuit (1843), Benoit Woodbridge Comberbach (of Comberbach) would eventually pen By Order of Understandingin the late 19th century (a transformative legal doctrine better known as Clemency and Commiseration in the 20th century and simply Druthers for Others, or how it is referred to today).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M. CASTLETON’S TIN

  M. Castleton, 1896   Found tintype, 2014

M. Castleton, 1896
Found tintype, 2014

His is the shock of being able to see into the future, seeing us gazing back at him and yet (frozen in tin) unable to engage.

We can look him over in a myriad of ways, even flip him over if we like, but M. Castleton cannot move, cannot even blink. We feel sorry for him. In a future near, our brains will be scanned in their entirety, all 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion connections, so that people in the further future (if we could recognize them as that), will be able to fully engage with our holographic avatar universe. In that sense, they will posses our "soul," our every thought and memory we one time held—yet without all the back pain, hangovers and male pattern baldness. Our "soulmind," will operate perpetually in some petri dish, on a computer chip in the extra bathroom by the foyer, or on a living room mantle next to Grandpa’s ashes—an endless tranquil think-tank, or digital HAU—caught in a familiar, infinite gaze.

This is what we see in the eyes of M. Castleton’s tin. Our children’s children will have children, and their children will feel sorry for us, up there above the mantle and caught suspended as we are, no longer evolving in perpetuity, as will be their custom. This because not soon enough in the future our avatar universe will not lie merely static, but will continue to flourish with thought and idea—in essence, will continue to “grow” mentally, forever after our corporeal existence has (or maybe hasn’t) past.

This is what we’ll see in the eyes of M. Castleton’s tin. These are the nebulous thoughts he’ll hurdle forth through time and space. His perpetual deer-in-the-headlights vogue, as he once queried into a primitive soul-catching device, a camera contraption, an early memory gatherer. M. Castleton will be grasping, in one timeless moment, as the aperture dawned and a bang of light blasted, this future was right there up in his grill—glaring him in the face.

M. Castleton’s Tin
Digital assembly with text, 22 January, 2015
M. Castleton’s Tin is a collaboration between Jay Jurisich and Tennyson Woodbridge and may be reproduced in part or in full, expressly or otherwise, only if credited as such...or after a period of 75 years; whichever comes first.

I AM WRONG TO EVEN WRITE THIS

  I am wrong to even write this   Poem, found photograph + digital assembly; 19 September, 2015; Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

I am wrong to even write this
Poem, found photograph + digital assembly; 19 September, 2015; Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Demon y Angel (angel y demon)   Poem, found photograph + digital assembly; 2014 (re-worked September, 2015); Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present    

Demon y Angel (angel y demon)
Poem, found photograph + digital assembly; 2014 (re-worked September, 2015); Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

 

Dore Grave (Dora Grace)_reworked

  Dora Grave (Dora Grace)    Poem, found photograph + digital assembly; June 2014 (re-worked September, 2015); Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Dora Grave (Dora Grace) 
Poem, found photograph + digital assembly; June 2014 (re-worked September, 2015); Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Monah Pierce (grab_12)   Found tin type/digital assembly; 30 January, 2015   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Monah Pierce (grab_12)
Found tin type/digital assembly; 30 January, 2015
Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Gemma   Found tintype/digital assembly, 14 June 2014   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Gemma
Found tintype/digital assembly, 14 June 2014
Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Evie Sweetly, 15 May 1896   Digital assembly w/ found tintype & Emily Dickinson poem #1726; 9 February, 2015   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present. All appropriation rights reserved

Evie Sweetly, 15 May 1896
Digital assembly w/ found tintype & Emily Dickinson poem #1726; 9 February, 2015
Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present. All appropriation rights reserved

  The Wake of Tara Belmont   Found photographs, digital text, 2015; original prints as artist proof is collection of Martin McMurray   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present. All appropriation rights reserved

The Wake of Tara Belmont
Found photographs, digital text, 2015; original prints as artist proof is collection of Martin McMurray
Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present. All appropriation rights reserved

  Münchhausen by Proxy_5   Found photos/digital assembly; 26 January, 2015   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Münchhausen by Proxy_5
Found photos/digital assembly; 26 January, 2015
Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Münchhausen by Proxy...Proof by Potency   Found photos/digital assembly; 26 January, 2015   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Münchhausen by Proxy...Proof by Potency
Found photos/digital assembly; 26 January, 2015
Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Havana-Trinidad May 2015_1   Digital assembly;   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Havana-Trinidad May 2015_1
Digital assembly; Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Havana-Trinidad May 2015_5   Digital assembly;   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Havana-Trinidad May 2015_5
Digital assembly; Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Havana-Trinidad May 2015_2   Digital assembly;   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Havana-Trinidad May 2015_2
Digital assembly; Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Havana-Trinidad May 2015_12c   Digital assembly;   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Havana-Trinidad May 2015_12c
Digital assembly; Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Havana-Trinidad 2015 May_3   Digital assembly;   Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Havana-Trinidad 2015 May_3
Digital assembly; Copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Root Matter Assembly_1   Digital assembly,   1 Mars, 2015  ; copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Root Matter Assembly_1
Digital assembly, 1 Mars, 2015; copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Root Matter Assembly_4 Digital assembly,   1 Mars, 2015  ; copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Root Matter Assembly_4
Digital assembly, 
1 Mars, 2015; copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Order Flow_10+13 (Ordre Fleur)   Digital assembly,   29 Avril 2015  ; copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Order Flow_10+13 (Ordre Fleur)
Digital assembly, 29 Avril 2015; copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

  Root Matter Assembly_7   Digital assembly, 4   Mars, 2015  ; copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present

Root Matter Assembly_7
Digital assembly, 4 Mars, 2015; copyright © Tennyson Woodbridge, 1963 to present