Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
CD – Winds Measure
After opening the stylish white rectangular cardboard box, reading a subtle quotation – in English – from the philosopher Jacques Derrida about the difference – in his opinion – between ‘the future’ and ‘l’avenir’, there are many puzzling minutes of almost silence. Only by raising the volume of our sound card a great deal we can make out crackles, an imperceptible background noise that turns into overtly minimalist textures, full of pauses and very static drones. Hints of sounds emerging from the silence, a barely sketched auditive non-place. Some people define this trend ‘quietism’, but there’s nothing quiet – as Hitchcock taught us – about a state of anxious wait, here stressed by a precise work of subtraction and fine perceptive tuning. It’s an extreme work, controversial but not without a certain alien appeal: if this is the evanescent future we can’t predict – of course – we cannot tell.