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Product Description: In this new work from PAJ Publications' Performance Ideas series, Whitehead makes theoretical and historical inquiries into the nature of radiophonic space, which he calls "the big sloppy." He explores the fate of the "schizophonic" voice, while using radio to explore some of the deep undertones within the American Dream machine...read more

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9781555541613 | Paj Pubn, February 14, 2017, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In this new work from PAJ Publications' Performance Ideas series, Whitehead makes theoretical and historical inquiries into the nature of radiophonic space, which he calls "the big sloppy.

Wireless Imagination addresses perhaps the most conspicuous silence in contemporary theory and art criticism, the silence that surrounds the polyphonous histories of audio art. Composed of both original essays and several newly translated documents, this book provides a close audition to some of the most telling and soundful moments in the "deaf century," conceived and performed by such artists as Raymond Roussel, Antonin Artaud, Marcel Duchamp, André Breton, John Cage, Hugo Ball, Kurt Weill, and William Burroughs. From the late nineteenth century to the 1960s, the essays uncover the fantastic acoustic scenarios projected through the writings of Raymond Roussel; the aural objects of Marcel Duchamp; Dziga Vertov's proposal for a phonographic "laboratory of hearing"; the ZAUM language and Radio Sorcery conjured by Velimir Khlebnikov; the iconoclastic castaways of F. T. Marinetti's La Radia; the destroyed musics of the Surrealists; the noise bands of Russolo, Foregger, Varèse, and Cage; the contorted radio talk show delivered by Antonin Artaud; the labyrinthine inner journeys invoked by German Hörspiel; and the razor contamination and cut-up ventriloquism of William S. Burroughs.

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9780262111683 | Mit Pr, November 1, 1992, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Wireless Imagination addresses perhaps the most conspicuous silence in contemporary theory and art criticism, the silence that surrounds the polyphonous histories of audio art.

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9780262611046 | Mit Pr, July 25, 1994, cover price $39.95

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