Critique of Instrumental Reason
(by the use of electric guitar)

Spor Festival
Aarhus, Denmark

Performed by Tine Louise Brunk,
Signe Nielsen, & Seth Kim-Cohen

An electric guitar, plugged into an amplifier, hoisted to the top of a tree and dropped repeatedly for 8 hours.

The 2nd installment of the series, "Critique of Instrumental Reason." The 1st was "...(by the use of drums)," 2010.

"Tease apart the threads of the natural world and the pattern vanishes. The design is in how the cloth-maker arranges the threads: this way and that, as fashion dictates. To say something is meaningful is to say that that is how we arrange it so; how we comprehend it to be, and what is comprehended by you or I may not be by a cat, for example. If a tree falls in a park and there is no-one to hand, it is silent and invisible and nameless. And if we were to vanish, there would be no tree at all; any meaning would vanish along with us. Other than what the cats make of it all, of course."

- William Fossett, Natural States, 1754