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FOIL sets out to build a dynamic out of words, movement, interlocution, noise, melody, percussion, card, length, intimacy, aggravation, oil, oils, claims, traps.
At its inception, the project aims at incision, clarity, increased fluidity between mind and monde; word and world; thought and he(a)rd. The writing underneath the video is created in response after we've watched the films. If anyone else would like to respond send your comments to email@example.com
Alterity - 21.4.10
Alterity is a philosophical term meaning "otherness", strictly being in the sense of the other of two (Latin alter). It is generally now taken as the philosophical principle of exchanging one's own perspective for that of the "other." The term is also deployed outside of philosophy, notably in anthropology to refer to the construction of "cultural others". an excellent link to some free essays about "otherness." www.postcolonialweb.org/poldiscourse/themes/other.html
Discussing the unconscious - 14.4.10
Neuroscience supports the proposition of the unconscious mind. researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found that fleeting images of fearful faces or images that appear and disappear so quickly that they escape conscious awarenessâ€”produce unconscious anxiety that can be detected in the brain with the latest neuroimaging machines. The conscious mind is hundreds of milliseconds behind the unconscious processes.
To understand this type of research, a distinction has to be made between unconscious processes and the unconscious mind: they are not the same. Neuroscience is more likely to examine the former than the latter. The unconscious mind and its expected psychoanalytic contents are different from unconsciousness, coma and a minimally conscious state. The differences in the uses of the term can be explained, to a degree, by different narratives about what we know. One such narrative is psychoanalytic theory.
Discussing art as a symptom - 14.4.10
F(uck)oil - 24.3.10
Foil - 22.3.10
Gwilly Edmondez wrote
It began today, the exercise in a music that prioritizes the engagement in discussion about itself. The project begins as a group of four musicians: DavidFloat; Gwilly Edmondez; Theartist; and Eli Jenkins. Four spirits, psyches, personalities, characters, individuals, consciousnesses.
For myself, I go in with a disavowal of the notions of: truth; freedom; love; peace. The avant garde has hammered itself against the scummy flab of hegemony only to consistently render itself defunct, now by default. This project intends to ride the thermals of packaged joy in order to truly prise the grubby carpet off of the flowers. Get the new Lady Gaga signal etc.
Mark Self wrote
Truth, freedom, love, peace - these terms its not unreasonable to observe need to be forever investigated for reasons that disclose their multiple strata. Underlining their various ways of being used and understood holds the possibility of making art hold more weight in its intrinsic nature. For music to be useful outside profiteering, it may well find its vitality when targeting understanding listeners, by referencing the essential phenomena that shapes us. Subjectivity is unreliable. It is the intersubjective of possible frameworks, political inertia, the myth of ownership around the body, fidelity to an idea that require an increasing disinclination when contemplating the transient concepts of the good. Questioning orthodoxy and underlying trust reveals democracy is and was not based upon an ethos of truth. Music making is not democratic