Homework (3 articles) – Adam

1) From the Fluegge article:

In “Fluxus: Focusing on Attention”, the author touches on scores that are simply text that are read and imagined by the reader. This is very compelling to me and I wonder in what ways text can be used to convey sensations of sound. I could imagine making a work that uses text size to represent volume and carefully chosen words like “BANG” or “croak” to jolt associations of particular sounds.

2) From the “Silence and Word” article:

If I understood the description correctly, a good example would be body language which conveys a lot of “unsaid” information which is often just as important, if not more important, than the “said”.

3) From the Christine Sun Kim:

Perhaps this would really stretch sound art a bit much into other art fields, but I could imagine a play performed with no dialogue and somehow the whole story and drama was communicated through body language and gesture. It would be difficult for sure, but make for a rewarding experience. Hopefully, something about the story parallels or references in some way the struggle the actors are going through so that it’s not just a gimmick. A good, but perhaps very literal, example of what I mean is from the episode “Hush” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer where these demons take away everyone’s ability to talk in the entire town and the heroes have to use gestures in order to convey information to each other. In a larger sense though, the episode is “about” how the characters Buffy and Riley are having trouble communicating with one another.


One thought on “Homework (3 articles) – Adam

  1. Hi Adam,

    1. You’re probably familiar with poetry of futurist authors like Marinetti, but onomatopoeia was pretty important in their work, so you might like to check it out.

    2. Body language is definitely important, but it’s more relevant to Christine Sun Kim’s Face Opera ii. Ihde isn’t really getting at body language. The article is about the unspoken words that contextualize what is spoken.

    3. Check out Samuel Beckett’s work!


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