19
Oct
2014

SOUND AND VISION

Lizzie Homersham

6:06
PM
2014

JD

Having woven together stories of gardens, psychotic episodes and orgasms with themes of extinction and apocalypse, Jesse Darling conjugated the verb Yolar*:

Yolo
Yolas
Yola
Yolamos
Yoláis
Yolan

I, You, we, they Only Live Once.

A panel discussion on language with Federico Campagna and Franco "Bifo" Berardi continued, moving through ideas such as the new spoken terms presently evolving from writing published online. Also language loss, emoji language and being between different languages and trying to gain access to what Campagna referred to as a hard to glimpse "outside".

"We are reduced to our communicative, performative identity without an outside”

Sound came up in relation to performance and reading. While Berardi and Campagna emphasized the role of the voice and a symbolic "mother" as an integral part of our visual recognition of objects and signs, Darling pointed out that hearing is not universal - we don't all, as Campagna implied, have access to sound and vision.

*Darling's conjugation was Latin-derived, I think. My version is Spanish.