Soundlines: after Ingold: Collaborative Work

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In some ways it seems funny to describe a piece that includes words, in words.

The piece itself is the result of a collaboration between Samuel Tongue and myself. The process was exciting and very interesting, especially when Sam developed an interest in Timothy Ingold, an anthropologist that I had previously read some work from. A particular influence was his book "Lines: A Brief History". The following passage was particularly influential.

"...thus it is that the writer of today is no longer scribe but wordsmith, an author whose verbal assemblies are committed to paper by way of mechanical processes that bypass the work of the hand. In typing and printing, the intimate link between manual gesture and the inscriptive trace is broken. The author conveys feeling by his choice of words, not by the expressiveness of his lines."

[Lines: A Brief History, Timothy Ingold]


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 11 May 2014