It is blurry

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

I’ve got to be careful, I’m reading some very thought provoking stuff lately, and this blog could just become a compendium of choice quotes without context.

IT, it turns out, is never simply it. This is true no matter what it is. Pointing at it only obscures it. If it is sound art, it must be distinguished from music on one side and from the gallery arts on the other. The borders are blurry, which means that it is blurry. Nevertheless, it might prove illuminating to try to find it, to identify it, to say — even provisionally — where it begins and ends.”

— Seth Kim-Cohen, from “In the Blink of an Ear”


  1. The more I’ve thought about this quote as “it” the more obscure and blurry it has become. As a matter of fact – or not fact – this comment itself should not be able to be read due to its excessive obscurity.

    Posted by David Nemeth | November 30, 2011 8:17 am
  2. I will definitely have more to say on this subject soon enough… I should note that I’ve been scribbling things like “blurred transitions” “blurred borders” -and so on- in the margins of notebooks for the last 4 months. Sometimes I can even see the universe as undifferentiated and continuous, and then other times I am stomping around in my own walled in identity.

    Posted by C. Reider | November 30, 2011 7:17 pm
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