Collins Ch. 11: Sound Art

Visual art by Marcel Duchamp

  • Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (1912)

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Sobre a eletrodinâmica dos corpos de trabalho

Inspired by Einstein’s paper introducing the special theory of relativity titled “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies,” “Sobre a eletrodinâmica dos corpos de trabalho” offers a time-distorted view of the concrete plant in Quarry Maljoga in Dade from the Viseu Rural archive (the only sound source). It portrays the work as it echoes off the landscape in compressed time, frozen time, and smeared timelines. It is a reflection on the efforts of man-made forces, the persistence of natural forces over time, and the interfaces between them.

Note: Visual and aural clarity is way better in the original than on YouTube, so remember to go to concerts!

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