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- Opaque melodies that would bug most people: a short history of dislocation in six tracks
- Tofts, Darren
- I'm sure that everyone can think of something in the name of culture that continues to trouble them, infuriates them in its refusal to resolve into meaning, coherence and closure. I'm talking about those moments of aesthetic engagement with opaque melodies that would bug most people. I'm talking about a poetics of dislocation. In referring to a poetics of dislocation, rather than pointing to a historical epoch characterised by dislocation, I am citing an ongoing continuum, a trans-historical, para-cultural sensibility, or, as Aristotle would have it, a way of doing things.
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- Swinburne University of Technology. School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, No. 6 (2003)
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- Aesthetics; Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989; Captain Beefheart, 1941-; Communication; Critical theory; Cyberculture; Dislocation; Gidal, Peter; History; Linear narrative; Music; Nabokov, Vladimir, 1899-1977; Philosophy; Postmodernism; Stalling, Carl, 1891-1972; Transgression; Unconscious; Zorn, John, 1953-; Zurbrugg, Nicholas
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- Copyright © 2003 Darren Tofts. Paper reproduced here with the kind permission of the publisher.
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- This essay was initially presented as a paper at the (Dis) Locations symposium on new media art, Cinemedia at Treasury Theatre, Melbourne, 01 December 2001. It was later published in Senses of Cinema, 18, January-February 2002 (http://www.sensesofcinema.com/).
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