“Song is more real than plain speech – for the value of the latter only comes from substitution and decoding, while the former moves and cause me to imitate, to desire, to tremble as though its variation and substance were the law and matter of my being. It takes my place completely; while plain speech remains on the surface, detailing external things, dividing them up, labelling.
The difference is best grasped by observing the efforts and inventions of those who have tried to make music speak and make language sing or dance.” (Paul Valéry, Cahiers, 1912).
Nickel van Duijvenboden - Echolocation: Nocturne.
Opening tomorrow 24 June from 20 until 24 hrs.