”La terre, il se pourrait bien après tout que ce soit une espèce
de merveilleux petit appareil enregistreur, plaçé là par on ne sait qui,
pour capter tous les bruits qui circulent mystérieusement dans l’Univers.”
Pierre Reverdy - ”En vrac” - 1929

”J’entends tous les bruits de la terre grâce à mes oreilles et mes nerfs de cristal
dans lesquels circulent le feu du ciel et celui des volcans.”
Michel Leiris - ”Le point cardinal” - 1927

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker


Painted silence

     Robert Ryman

"... in the work of Robert Rauschenberg, who in the 1950s produced several 
all-white and all-black paintings. The white paintings helped inspire Cage 
to write 4'33", so we can see some interesting crossover occuring 
between the  arts at this point. Cage was to write admiringly of the paintings, 
that they constituted 'airports for the lights, shadows, and particles. 
Robert Ryman is another artist who has exhibited all-white paintings, 
and Ad Reinhardt all-black. In each case the critical response has been 
to raise the issue of silence, of what the artist is choosing not to do, 
although that silence has been interpreted in a variety of ways... ..."

in "Manifesto for Silence"  by  Stuart Sim - Edinburg University Press Ltd - 2007

  Igor Malevich

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