audio artefactS transform as the cultural discursive space evolves around Them in a schizomorphcultural fashion
So super cute: I found this today while I was working. It's a drawing by Christina, who I interviewed (with here parent’s permission and under their supervision) when she was about four-years-old, for a project I was completing for the ABC (in Australia). The big black object is the microphone I interviewed her with. I really like how she has placed the microphone as if it enters my left ear, causes some reaction in me (see facial expression) and then kind of exits my right ear to leave the picture on the right side of the drawing (which in most western cultures symbolises the future). It led me to think about how sound recordings increasingly become dislocated over time, Christina is now a teenager, and like in her drawing her voice recording is somewhere in her past (she is positioned on the left hand side of the drawing) and positioned behind me (and my continuing experiences).
Apart from the audio's spatial dislocation or Schizophonic elements (R. Murray Schafer) and dislocation over time or Schizochronic elements (John Potts), the audio artefact also transforms as the cultural discursive space evolves around it in a kind of schizomorphcultural fashion, where the past culture becomes increasingly dislocated from the present culture and the meaning of the audio artefact changes, morphs and in some cases is completely lost.
Nevertheless, you can hear Christina’s four-years-old voice on the opening and closing tracks of the resulting work I entitled The Ears Outside My Listening Room that ended up winning the Prix Italia for the ABC, by going to http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2013/01/10/3666980.htm
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