The Collective Enunciation of the Canine
The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
curator: Yoni Niv
In collaboration with The Advanced Study Program for Experimental Music and Sound Art Musrara School of Arts, Jerusalem
In their Kafka – Toward a Minor Literature contemplate Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari as to the function of music in Kafka's text: “music,” they write, “always seems caught up in an indivisible becoming-child or becoming-animal, a sonorous block that opposes the visual memory.” Or perhaps ‘music’ is no longer the right term in this context, for, as Deleuze and Guattari noted, it isn’t the composed, semiotically organized music that interest Kafka, but pure sonorous materiality; Sound insofar as it is connected to its own abolition, insofar that it escapes composition, song or speech.
The artworks presented in the exhibition are entangled in that becoming-animal, in that cry which escapes signification. Paraphrasing Deleuze and Guattari’s Kafka, we might say that the sound artist is no longer a human artist, but an experimentalist who ceases to be human in order to become a monkey, a bug or a dog. For one becomes an animal through the voice, through sound.
Artist participating: Udi Bonen, Avigail Immanuel, Yaniv Kuris, Yaniv Schonfeld, Ayala Shamir, Or Sarfati, Lars Sergel, Offer Tisser and Kim Teitelbaum
Performances by: Eran Sachs, Dan Weinstein, Kim Teitelbaum and Ayala Shamir