Talking | Listening

While 'Listening' and 'Talking' might at first glance seem to imply one another we're aiming for this theme to become more contradictory and messy as we add documentation from earlier events (where we'll start to add field recording work for example, or more acousmatic performances). For now two suggested starting points to explore this theme could be Ray Brassier & Thomas Metzinger discussing neuroscience and experience, Howard Slater talking about individual and collective practices in free jazz and the From Subjection to Subjection talk from Episode 6.

In this theme, these paired ‘terms’ are not synonyms nor are they binary oppositions but words that combine to (hopefully) produce un-rational anti-categories. The aim is to allow (encourage) the archive to be read in ways counter to normative or reductive categories. To allow things in the archive to appear in sometimes unlikely groupings and to resist essentialism.