Not Such a Thing as Silence 2014

devised by Danila Luppino

I look at silence as I look at objects. I ask myself if we need to consider all media (video, sound or anything produced by the human being) as a disincarnated discourse as it happens within speeches.
Speech is a discourse itself, created and formulated by a subject, but the dichotomy of those two kinds of disincarnated discourse could be annihilated.
Considering all the disincarnated discourses as a speech or an expression of subjects could lead to a materialist animism that we can call a new “formalism”.
This way of looking at things would make the discourse of a video not as a transcription of the idea of the video-maker, but as a discourse produced by the video itself,
almost as if the video was a subject itself rather than an object.