The Mother Side of the Wake (aka MoSide)
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Gerry Fialka 310-306-7330

The Mother Side of the Wake (aka MoSide), the demake of the prequel for 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, which probes MOTHERHOOD, BIRTH, DEATH, DANCE, FILM, ART, QUESTIONS, VENICE and more :

"I can only regard the movie as the mechanization and distortion of this cognitive miracle by which we recreate within ourselves the exterior world. But whereas cognition provides that dance of the intellect which is the analogical sense of Being, the mechanical medium has tended to provide merely a dream world which is a substitute for reality rather than a means of proving reality." - McLuhan

"The drama of cognition itself. For it is in the drama of cognition, the stages of apprehension, that Joyce found the archetype of poetic imitation. He seems to have been the first to see that the dance of being, the nature imitated by the arts, has its primary analogue in the activity of the exterior and interior senses." - McLuhan

MoSide questions:

0 - Does the brain, mind and soul more detect consciousness or more create consciousness?

1- When you recall your mother, how do you feel? What do you think of first?
2- What about you, most reflects your mother? What did you mainly get from your mom?
3- BB King sang "Nobody loves me, but my mother, And she could be jivin' me too." Discuss a time when your mother jived you. (meaning “lie or white lie-ish”)
4- Are you happy? Do you more pursue happiness or more pursue meaning?
5 - Why are women more concerned about turning into their moms than men are? Oscar Wilde said, "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does - that is his."
6- In general, do we become our parents? Frank Zappa said “Don’t do speed, it will turn you into your parents.”
7- What caused matriachy?  
8- There is a theory. The word "mafia" begins with "ma." Women run the world, but they let men think that men run the world. Any comment. I am not saying I agree or disagree.
9- What is the most significant difference between women and men, physical aside? Why do women live longer than men?

10- What is the most important question in life? What question remains unresolved for you?

11- What is the most important activity in life?

12- What is an important question that you asked your mom? What was her response?

13- What is a memorable fairy tale, lullaby, and/or song that your mom shared with you?

14- As a mother (or you in the role of a mother), tell me what happened to you raising your child (or children), that made an impact on you, and is memorable. This applies to stepmothers, house dads, etc. 

15- Comment on:  "Yes Mother - I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me." - Alice Walker

16- Comment on: “For each thing manifests its mother, which thus gives the essence and the will to the form.”– The Signature of All Things by Jacob Boehme

17- Comment on: Question authority, But not your mother - bumper sticker 


The photo for MoSide is Dolores Fialka on the day (9-11-48) of her wedding to Al Fialka.



MoSide Trailer - This is one of the trailers for The Mother Side of the Wake v=wB7JFWf4KdI (warning: strobe effects) Video by Joseph Weidinger, Will Erokan, Brett Neese and Gerry Fialka. Dancers: Alita Arose and Nikki.

These comments on the MoSide Trailer are from: 
Cameron McEwen of
explore our perceptions for The Mother Side of the Wake:
Rearview mirror thoughts...
- reminds me of the shadow theater...aka the reality of things..."the interior landscape"...(so Plato's cave can be seen in reverse where the shadows portray the reality and the things outside the cave their strange (non-flickering) reflection)(the fire in shadow theater: the sun?  the fire in Plato's cave?  both?)
- McLuhan said "Quantum theory is simply physics minus the connections" aka "the gap is where the action is"...the film gaps light and gaps time and gaps movement...
- I like the sound track..again reminds somewhat of shadow theater/gamelan
- So MoSide = womb = cave, and trail = birth = "the drama of cognition, the stages of apprehension", and the timely (cubed) question of JJ and McL has to do with "the dance of being" that is 'already' active in the former 'raising' the question of the "miracle by which we recreate within ourselves the exterior world" of both life itself and cognition. The life seems real enough, the cognition not so much.


MoSide Previews (PXL 2000 Pixelvision Fisher Price Toy Video Camera):
Goddess Call-In With Guido the Squid - Pixelvision Fisher Price Toy Video Camera
Suzy Williams & Gerry Fialka MoSide Prep -
Brett Neese's PXL footage (we welcome your edits):


This site
probes Marshall McLuhan...."We have access to ideas only through language beginning with body language. We begin our lives not with ideas but with our mother’s physical embrace as we emerge from the womb."

The Fuse Family Four Films by conjures neologisms like homeless hagiographical ethnofiction. These new genres of performative cinema evoke ethnofiction reality, ethnographic docufiction and having fun with all media. The "quadtandra" of The Brother Side of the Wake, The Mother Side of the Wake, The Sister Side of the Wake, and The Father Side of the Wake evoke the aedificium (from The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco), which has 4 towers at 4 cardinal points. This fourness continues
Fuse Family For Four (aka FF44)
"I should prefer to de-fuse this gigantic human bomb by starting a dialogue on the side-lines to distract the trigger-men, or to needle the somnambulists." - Marshall McLuhan Letter to Ezra Pound, 22 June 1951.