noise

Similar to Katie, I had a major shift in my life: uprooting home and studio from Philadelphia to the mountains of North Carolina. Living in the mountains has surely shifted my perspective. The colors and sounds are very distinct. I notice smaller things, like flocks of crows swarming the house and their shadows on the cold ground. 

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In this quiet place, I contemplate noise in many forms: sound/music, digital noise, a trail of scratched text, a word without a vowel.

/n̶o̶i̶s̶e̶/

Strikethrough text is a curious tool, documenting a thought process. How can we take away the context and meaning of words, while leaving evidence that can be translated into forms? We don’t delete but leave a visual trail, a form of noise.

according to wikipedia: 
(Also called strikeout) is a typographical presentation of words with a horizontal line through their center. It signifies one of two meanings. In ink-written, typewritten, or other non-erasable text, the words are a mistake and not meant for inclusion. When used on a computer screen, however, it indicates recently deleted information. It can also be used deliberately to imply a change of thought. 

In Japan, they use two or three lines to show a deletion of text. Strike-out text in the digital age shows a sequence of our thoughts rather than simply deleting unwanted words. The idea and methods of deleting and forgetting are fascinating to me.

In Viktor Mayer-Schinberger’s book, Delete: the Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age:
“Forgetting plays a central role in human decision-making. It lets us act in time, cognizant of, but not shackled by, past events.”

How do we erase our words? Do we leave a trace of noise? Can that text become reconstructed to form or show a visual narrative? Can the dashes (taken out of context) create a rhythm like music? Lots of questions and experiments at the moment....

/̶ ̶/̶ ̶t̶r̶i̶c̶i̶a̶ ̶t̶r̶e̶a̶c̶y̶ ̶/̶ ̶/̶

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