Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap


Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap
From: David Mooney (moko@city-net.com)
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 19:24:00 EDT


"gogins@pipeline.com" wrote:
>
> >
> Presenting an arbitrary object, a found object or ready-made, as a work of
> art is certainly possible, but obviously the presentation itself produces a
> new physical object that consists of the found object plus a frame,
> gallery, theater, page of a book, or other physical entity.

My point exactly in the examples given. It was no accident
that the premier of 4'33" was on a stage with a proscenium.
The other part of this, in both examples, is that by
presenting something "natural" (or at least real-world) in
such a setting turns the emphasis from the the object/event
to the viewer/listener. Who really cares what the
"performer" is doing in 4'33"? This, in turn, creates an
attitude in the viewer/listener that enables him or her to
perceicve and appreciate everyday phenomena as art. The
objectification of it is internal, subjective...IME,
automatic.

>
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: David Mooney moko@city-net.com
> Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2004 08:31:53 -0400
> To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
> Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap
>
> eg: Duchamp framing a urinal; Cage framing "silence." Art is
> in the eyes/ears of the beholder.
>

-- 
David Mooney
dmooney@city-net.com
http://www.city-net.com/~moko/



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