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Alex Monteith: Time and Trust

  1. 1. Alex Monteith time and trust Sean Cubitt Margaret Brewster Lecture, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, 28 Septmber 2010
  2. 2. sound Gina Czarnecki and Ulf Langheinreich, Spintex, 2009
  3. 3. sound Karlheinz Stockhausen, Helicopter String Quartet, 2003 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13D1YY_BvWU
  4. 4. Intricacy and weight of the imageas of its score: a score to be heard at different speeds and nuances as you would listen to whale song or to the Mhz radiation of clock cycles beloved of computer diagnosticians in the 1980s.
  5. 5. duration structure extension time real time intensity ephemerality
  6. 6. real-time duration and structure Malcolm Le Grice, Berlin Horse, 1970 http://www.luxonline.org.uk/artists/malcolm_le_grice/
  7. 7. The rage to order Ramon Fernandez, tell me, if you know, Why, when the singing ended and we turned Toward the town, tell why the glassy lights, The lights in the fishing boats at anchor there, As the night descended, tilting in the air, Mastered the night and portioned out the sea, Fixing emblazoned zones and fiery poles, Arranging, deepening, enchanting night. Oh! Blessed rage for order, pale Ramon, The maker's rage to order words of the sea, Words of the fragrant portals, dimly-starred, And of ourselves and of our origins, In ghostlier demarcations, keener sounds. Wallace Stevens, The Idea of Order at Key West
  8. 8. real time extension Daniel Crooks, ‘Portrait #2 (Chris)’ 2007
  9. 9. intensity real-time
  10. 10. z-axis montage: distribution of space in time
  11. 11. artist as petrol head
  12. 12. Dromophilia: the stillness at the heart of the accelerating world. Crystalline adrenaline moment of flight or abstract pursuit
  13. 13. artist as anthropologist Alex Monteith, Red Sessions http://www.alexmonteith.com
  14. 14. Traversed by inhuman speeds, the struggle to create conviviality
  15. 15. trust Yoko Ono, Cut Piece, Carnegie Hall, 1965. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3dsvy_yoko-ono-cut-piece_shortfilms
  16. 16. IN INCOHERENT LIGHT + ALEX MONTEITH + IN FADING LIGHT Intricacy and weight of the imageas of its score: a score to be heard at different speeds and nuances as you would listen to whale song or to the Mhz radiation of clock cycles beloved of computer diagnosticians in the 1980s. Dromophilia: the stillness at the heart of the accelerating world. Crystalline adrenaline moment of flight or abstract pursuit The rage to order Traversed by inhuman speeds, the struggle to create conviviality

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