Thursday, July 23, 2015

Introduction to Rhythmanalysis: Psychogeography and the Phenomenology of Acoustic Atmosphere



My article on how sound shapes the experience of living is now out in the July 2015 issue of Chilean sound art magazine AURAL: Geograffias Audibles, a publication of Tsonami.

The piece is available in English with (with added illustrative audio media!) here: http://alycesantoro.com/rhythmanalysis.html

“Everywhere there is interaction between a place, a time, and an expenditure of energy there is rhythm”. [The rhythmanalyst] is capable of listening to a house, a street, a town as one listens to a symphony…” – Henri Lefebvre

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Art of Ontonlogical Revolution




My article "The Art of Ontological Revolution" is included in the Karen Barad-inspired Summer 2015 multispecies intra-action issue of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture.

Here's the abstract: 

Karen Barad’s concept of intraconnectedness brings to light paradoxes inherent in many commonly held views, not only with regard to science and the scientific method, but also involving common everyday perceptions. By identifying ourselves as simultaneously independent and interdependent, as both observer and observed, and of nature yet separate from it, a cognitive (quantum?) leap occurs: we begin to accept these perceived dualities as merely different sides of a single, shared coin. Suddenly all of us are participatory agents in a phenomenon that responds to our existence, because it IS our existence...all of our existences, all at once. How would our experience of reality be different if existence were commonly imagined to be a collective affair?
The entire issue is freely available at http://www.antennae.org.uk/.
My paper can also be found at Academia.edu:
https://www.academia.edu/13427152/The_Art_of_Ontological_Revolution