Viscosity

‘[Hyperobjects] present us with viscous surfaces from which nothing can be forcibly peeled. There is no Away on this surface, no here and no there.’ [Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects, p. 31]

… we have everywhere? or are we left with nowhere? Exploring the wooden surface and structure of nails of the elastic band drone machine can the viscous nature of sound across this surface be creative / be performative?

elastic_drone

Transduction of sound through materials is, through process, exploring the viscous nature of materiality. Sound sticks or travels across, speeds up or slows down, repels, repeats and folds because of the materials, the frequency and the interaction between them.

Is dust the expression of this viscosity? What is emergent from viscous sound materials?

‘Light itself is the viscous thing of all, since nothing can surpass its speed.’ [Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects, p. 32] How is the viscous nature of light changed by using light to transmit sound? Is sound then just as viscous as light. Connections to Deleuze discussing light within pleats of matter in The Fold.

Hyperobjects are viscous. Dust is a hyperobject. Dust is viscous. A viscous sound performance of dust and vibration – suggests low frequency extremes. Build a system of drone devices, viscous drone devices, or dusty viscous drones.

Parquet Courts

Song: Dust

Album: Human Performance

Lyrics:

It comes through the window
It comes through the floor
It comes through the roof and
It comes through the door
Dust is everywhere
Sweep
It sneaks in ignored
It stacks up around
It follows, now swallow
You’re biting it now
Suffocate, suffocate
Breathe
Dust is everywhere
Sweep

Dust

Dust is everything but dust is hidden. We need to encourage dust. Dust is noise. Dust is darkness. Reza Negarestani explores dust through its central influence in the Middle East where dust is place and dust is time. Dust is surface and boundaries whilst also travelling across territories. It is carried on the lightest of wind and made by elements carried in the same way. Dust is always an assemblage in continuous flux marking territories. As noise it is the crackle on vinyl surface – try listening to Christian Marclay’s record without a sleeve – it is dirt in solder joints, it is interference between light transmission and receiver. The dirt of dust is in our media devices as written by Jussi Parrika. Dust moves nomadically.

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