Week 6. Agnosis.

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Field / Recording / Otherness

We’ve been asked by a number of people to make available a list of some of the content utilised during the 2017 module, ‘Field / Recording / Otherness’, which took place at Oxford Brookes University as part of the ‘Approaches to Experimental Composition and Sonic Art’ MA. The lists to come are by no means exhaustive.


Week 6. Agnosis. 


This lecture was split into 8 different, yet interconnected, ones. The titles were inserted into a grid and learners were invited to choose the direction in which we would head.

A Short History of the Shadow

David Bohm – Wholeness and the Implicate Order
Maya Deren – Meshes of the Afternoon
Oskar Schlemmer – Triadic Ballet
Pliny – Natural History


Animist Orchestra – Wuwei
Anna Tsing – The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
J. W. Dunne – An Experiment With Time
Lee Patterson – Dissolving Chalk
Leila Johnston – Stopping Time
Max Ernst – The Hundred Headless Woman
Stacy Alaimo – Exposed, Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times
Timothy Morton – Dark Ecology

brakhage - mothlight

Close Packing of Cells

Alice Notley – I the People
F. Ronald Young – Cavitation
Hans Jenny – Cymatics
Max Ernst – Natural History
Passages from the Rig Veda
Pythagoras – Music of the Spheres (taken from Diogenes Laertius – Lives of Emminent Philosophers)
Thomas Brennan – Understanding Sonoluminescence

Not Enough and Too Much

Catherine Spooner and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock – Return to Twin Peaks, New Approaches to Materiality, Theory, and Genre
Henry Stapp – Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics
Korbidian Brodman – Brain Maps
Martha Nochimson – David Lynch Swerves: Uncertainty from Lost Highway to Inland Empire
The Grateful Dead – From the Mars Hotel

Godard - 2,3 things

Standing on One Leg

David Potter – Prophets and Emperors
Geoff Sample – Curlews
Lucretius – On the Nature of Things
Rachel Carson – Silent Spring
Thomas Bewick – A History of British Birds

The Birth of Bob

David Lynch – Twin Peaks Season 3, Episode 8
Deleuze and Guattari – Anti Oedipus
Georges Méliès – A Trip to the Moon
Hillel Schwartz – The Culture of the Copy
Suzzane Césaire – The Domain of the Marvelous

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The Black Dog Runs at Night

Catherine Coulson – Log Lady Introductions to Twin Peaks
Chris Marker – The Owl’s Legacy
David Lynch – Twin Peaks Season 3, Episode 3 / 8
Heraclitus – Fragments
Luce Irigaray – Marine Lover
Plato – The Apology of Socrates

Unbridled Panspermia

Catherine Coulson – Log Lady Introductions to Twin Peaks
David Lynch – Twin Peaks Season 1, Episode 1
Isidore Ducasse – Maldoror
John Berger – The Shape of a Pocket

log lady there are clues everywhere

What a Difference a Wing Makes

Catherine Coulson – Log Lady Introductions to Twin Peaks
David Lynch – Twin Peaks Season 1, Episode 7
Emily Dickinson – Envelope Poems
Monsterpiece Theatre – Twin Beaks
Simon Weil – Gravity and Grace
Stan Brakhage – Mothlight
Susan Howe – My Emily Dickinson
Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass

Max Ernst - Natural History 14

Images: Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, Jean Luc Godard, The Giant and The Log Lady (Carel Struycken & Catherine Coulson), Max Ernst