[-empyre-] November 2007 on -empyre- : Memory Errors in theTechnosphere: Art, Accident, Archive

roof12 at comcast.net roof12 at comcast.net
Mon Nov 5 02:59:43 EST 2007

And doesn't this bring into question whether the human voice itself was ever "authentic" or "embodied"?  Doesn't the voice occupy a strange  site of ambivalence and departure from embodiment? And once loosed, once an utterance made, never more emboded except in some odd analogy to Bazin's notion of cinematic ontology?  And timeless in that the idea of a locus for recorded voices is always in doubt since in the very act of being recorded the "authenticity" of the voice is both apparently guaranteed and forever displaced?

Sorry to interupt in mid-stream, so to speak.  

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From: G.H.Hovagimyan <ghh at thing.net>
> > in new media art, digital technologies and techniques have re-troubled 
> > the ‘authenticity’ and ‘embodiedness’ of the human voice -- already 
> > long since undermined by analogue recording and broadcast technology.
> The intriguing thing about digital art is "timelessness." For example a 
> web site or a youTube video needs to be discovered for it to have 
> meaning. Otherwise it is just another bit of information or maybe a bit 
> of "content" on a portal.  Authenticity is even more of a problem. Wiki 
> has tons of pages that are misleading in their information. The other 
> part is the fear and obsession sites that do things like recruit 
> terrorists or white racists thugs. What is happening in my opinion is 
> that the human psyche has been opened up for display.   Timelessness in 
> art can also be applied to digital art. There are pieces that I've done 
> 14 years ago when the web first became available which are now being 
> looked at. Originally these works were vaguely noted but then 
> forgotten. Now they have been rediscovered by a new generation and are 
> viewed as being fresh and current. The key point is for the new 
> generation the works seem to be made yesterday.  Timelessness in 
> digital art has a different meaning that in conventional art.
> This is in contrast to "time based" media whose meaning often depends 
> on the when and where of the work.
> http://post.thing.net/node/1508
> http://post.thing.net/node/1474
> http://post.thing.net/node/1434
> http://post.thing.net/node/1591
> http://post.thing.net/node/1666
> I've also been re-doing, updating and commenting on my works in a blog. 
> I consider this another part to the work.
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