Category Archives: Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y33rzyEv-FM Acconci: ‘As soon as you hear something it’s inside you.’
http://sma.sciarc.edu/lecturer/vito-acconci/ Vito Acconci gives a lecture on the development of his work from poetry to architecture. Within this presentation he describes the voice in ‘Claim’ 1971 as a kind of self talk, a self-hypnosis to convince himself of his position … Continue reading
http://blog.onbeing.org/post/17604082071/ascending-staircases-of-sonoma-light-by-susan Tower designed by Ann Hamilton and Jenson Architects for the purpose of creating an acoustic space. You can hear how the voice and musical instruments travel through space. The tower becomes an instrument.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ygpc_vito-acconci-seedbed-1972_creation Without sound we are given no sense of the aesthetic quality of this piece. We see Acconci masturbate – but this ‘watching’ moves away from the intensity of what it would be to listen to this work. The listeners … Continue reading
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxmm16gqRis&feature=related Voice filtered through medium of video that produces a highly disturbing, threatening, chaotic space. I think it was Gary Hill that said video is mainly about sound – this example supports that perspective.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VugLUa47sLI&feature=related repetition, dislocation of language from context, becomes meaningless – not semantically but in terms of a reference to a ‘reality’, the emphasis of the mediation of voice and language through technology. The repetition in a sense makes the work … Continue reading
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZaD9CHZecE Relation between libidinal body and language, self and other. The repetition of the words signals the obsessive thoughts of a fictional self or expressive of that of the performer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYQAcHsgIwY&feature=related Close up of mouth – emphasises the voice as material, corporeal – expressive of something that transgresses the boundary of linguistics. We are dealing with the libidinal body. An uncomfortable relation between viewer and performer is created – something … Continue reading