If Alvin Lucier had a Youtube account….
First, the inspiration. Listen to the Alvin Lucier track “I Am Sitting in a Room,” here.
Okay, watch this.
Now watch what it looks like after 50 uploads and rips:
And, after the cut, watch what it looks like after 1000 uploads and rips. It’s gorgeous.
Decay is beautiful. I’m happy digital reproductions decay. Perfect reproduction is such a nightmare.
The personal exploration of the Lucier piece—the fact that there is the added dimension of the artist’s stutter—makes the Lucier a deeper experience, but I like this as a tribute. Good job, Ontologist.