Why do we feel the need to create and, if we are not creating, we feel a negative sense of unaccomplishment and stillness? Time stops and we feel uncomfortable with the silence. With our hands we fidget, or, within speech, pauses are filled with verbal utterances, completing the gap between language, thought, and experience. Stuttering and verbal pauses are examples of what the Poststructionalist philosopher Lyotard describes as “extralinguistic experiences.”
Art will speak for us and will be a product of experience and the journey taken. What is seen will be able to translate what cannot be described in words. “…Language does not account for everything, ‘A gap between language and experience that language cannot cover; this extralinguistic experience, in the form of the aesthetic, is crucial.’”
My purpose of a radio station is to rely on memory. Sounds that people recall in their memories (which is silent) connect with my posters when they see “Musicanator”. I do not feel the need to explicitly link image and sound into movie or film. My “movie” is more consequential and postmodern because it is precarious and relies on the immaterial of the mind.
Watch the clip from Pulp Fiction to notice how background sound (ambiance, music, and silence) is “acting” (John Cage's relationship with sound) while the actors are being still.
“The purpose of postmodern art is to disorient the viewer, to blur the boundaries of discourse, and to challenge the normative by the singularity of a work of art.”
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