Privacy_A Lunch_Break_From_One’s_Public_Identity by Sean Ripple 2011, performance and text (part of the show Relational Transgressions)
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Gilles Deleuze: “When a language is so strained that it starts to stutter, or to murmur or stammer … then language in its entirety reaches the limit that marks its outside and makes it confront silence. When language is strained in this way, language in its entirety is submitted to a pressure that makes it fall silent. Style—the foreign language within language—is made up of these two operations; or should we instead speak with Proust of a nonstyle, that is, of ‘the elements of a style to come which do not yet exist’? Style is the economy of language. To make one’s language stutter, face to face, or face to back, and at the same time to push language as a whole to its limit, to its outside, to its silence—this would be like the boom and the crash.”
"Language is most efficiently used where it is being most efficiently misused. As we cannot eliminate language all at once, we should at least leave nothing undone that might contribute to its falling into disrepute. To bore one hole after another in it, until what lurks behind it- be it something or nothing- begins to seep through."
4′33″ is a three-movement composition which was composed in 1952 for any instrument (or combination of instruments), and the score instructs the performer not to play throughout the three movements. The piece purports to consist of the sounds of the environment that the listeners hear while it is performed.