LANGUAGE AND MAGIC : An Archaeological Approach to Tania Candiani's Organum

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISEA2012 Albuquerque
Subtitle of host publicationMachine Wilderness - Fall 2012 Conference Proceedings
Pages29-33
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes

Conference

TitleISEA 2012 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art
PlaceUnited States
CityAlbuquerque
Period19 - 24 September 2012

Abstract

Although misconstrued and permanently opposed to scientific means, magic operates inherently in the technological. Tania Candiani’s Organum is an artwork that aims to propitiate this magical experience within an artistic enunciation; at the same time, it fosters a discussion on the sonorous dimension of language. Organum shifts between systems and forms of experience; being an artifact that resembles a musical organ, it offers language as mechanic sound and thus creates a magical experience to speech. It also participates to a broader, historical relationship with musical organs as discursive objects, revealing symbolic relations between today and previous forms of understanding technology.

Citation Format(s)

LANGUAGE AND MAGIC: An Archaeological Approach to Tania Candiani's Organum. / Pérez Bobadilla, Mariana; Guzman Serrano, Rodrigo.
ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness - Fall 2012 Conference Proceedings. 2012. p. 29-33.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review