Volume #3

Volume #3
Author: Raphaël Brunel & Anne-Lou Vicente (eds)
Publisher: Les presses du réel
Language: French/English
Pages: 136
Size: 21x27
Weight: 480 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-919217-04-5
Price: €18.00
Product Description

Third issue of the contemporary art journal about sound.
As a cultural clue and a discipline subject to codes other than those of the visual arts, music turns out to be a medium and a bundle of eclectic references based on which it seems possible to spell out alternative conceptions of the world, and cast a critical eye over certain mechanisms at work in our societies.
So-called “popular” forms of music represent an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists, whether they are raising the issue of their fetishization and their museification, or else making use of their at times subversive, at others mainstream character. Appropriation and hijacking are becoming the preferred “tactics” behind approaches comparable to the remix, coming up with new forms based on an already existing matter.
Experimental and improvised forms of music – not forgetting sound poetry – are, for their part, capable of giving rise to novel collective situations which are part and parcel of “temporary autonomous zones” which sidestep the kinds of logic dictated by economic liberalism.