|Image of La Monte Young's Dream House|
Some ideas that Lilly and I were thinking about for this piece was its connection to McLuhan's idea of the global village. The internet is a tool for mass communication amongst people. The song was a clip we posted on youtube.
"I've Got You, Babe"
The piece was about the interconnectedness between the individual and the global village. Because we asked everyone to play the song off their phone, a personal item it was an individualized experience. The location in the stairwell also affected the individual experience. By asking everyone to stand on different levels and play the song, the piece was a distortion from the interacting layers of sound. A global village was created in that moment of an understanding or experience to sound that was different for every individual but was completely interdependent on the actions, sounds, and movements of every individual present.
Other things I was thinking about but will explain later is how this piece connects to a "cinema of attraction" defined by Tom Gunning.
-----act of putting something on display and the subject as spectacle.