Rocks and noises

Clancy, Tony ORCID: 0000-0003-0525-6710 (2016) Rocks and noises. [Film / Video] (Submitted)

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Different types of rocks were banged together (a proverbially primitive activity) and the sound they made recorded, then played back 36000 times slower. Different rocks have different resonances; slowing the impact sound down brings out the different sound patterns they make, echoing the forces and time periods that form this most common place of materials. The project was inspired by a paper by Prof Shelly Saguaro,"Lithosemiotics: Stones and the semiosphere", where, drawing on the writings of, among others, Jane Bennett, Italo Calvino and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, she discusses stones as not as inert and the antithesis of living matter, but a vital changing part of our world. This is part of the biosemiotics project that aims to see the world from outside anthropocentric human semiotics. The video was presented as part of the Biosemtiocs symposium at the University of Gloucestershire on 28th June 2016 and is part of an ongoing project by Tony Clancy on stones and cultural and other meanings.

Item Type: Film / Video
Uncontrolled Keywords: biosemiotics, rocks, Tony Clancy, Shelley Saguaro
Subjects: T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: Tony Clancy
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 12:15
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:23

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