June 5th, 2010 / 10:46 pm
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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.


See also:


The Disintegration Loops


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