“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Sound of the World

Right here, on the fetching Some Landscapes blog. Resonance tones on Australian wire. Fantastic. Alvin Lucier eat your heart out. We are basically hearing Australian wind wind-ing some wire. Kids used to press their ears to the telephone polls where the wire hung to “hear the sound of the world.”

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