Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Notes on Brandon LaBelle's Background Noise:Perspectives on Sound Art


sound is relational. sound art involves the interrogation of sound as artistic medium while teasing out relational lessons.

spatiality - sound in all places at once, among bodies, never private.
site-specificity: late 1960s, 1970s. self conscious of surroundings also phenomenology.
Young, Orris and Asher.
cage developed a form of critical practice.

Fade In

Dancing in Peckham by Gillian Wearing. oblivious dancer in a supermarket - movement
captures oscillation between self and world. attempts to be oblivious.

Chapter 1

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