memory. language, art. wittgenstein. books. ceramics.

all sorts of thinkings on memory, language, art, wittgenstein, books, etc, while I am getting on with my MA

Wednesday 16 February 2011

A minute of silence.

Justinas Marcinkevicius died today. My generation grew up with his poetry.

When listening to this recording of him reading his own poetry, I could not stop thinking about what Susan Hiller said about voice. The physicality of voice. How the soundwaves touch your ear drums and make that sound meaningful. How his voice - this voice of the departed - can still physically affect us. Cause and effect. Across time.