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Parole #2 – Phonetic Skin / Phonetische Haut (+ CD)
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  Parole #2 Phonetic Skin (+ CD)
Edited by Annette Stahmer.

Published with Salon Verlag, Cologne.
published in April 2012
bilingual edition (English / German)
22 x 31,5 cm (softcover)
112 pages (color & b/w ill.) + audio CD
€20.00
ISBN: 978-3-89770-375-9
EAN: 9783897703759
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Parole #2 explores the relationship of “skin” to language (CD with sound examples included).
Parole #2 is the second issue of a series of publications investigating the materiality of language. Parole #2: Phonetic Skin is concerned with skin and its relation to language. The term “skin” is used here as a metaphor. It represents the surface, the protective sheath of not only the human but also of other “bodies” like the walls of a house, a product's packaging, the earth's surface, and so on. Skin describes the boundary between within and without, and is simultaneously a sensitive instrument for communication, directing external information inwards, as well as outwardly expressing inner states. “Phonetic Skin” is a poetic term serving as a starting point for a discussion on the connection between communication/language and skin.
18 international theorists and artists present projects in “Phonetic Skin” which illuminate various aspects of this theme, including voice phenomena, talking drums, dermographism, clothing, as well as works on gardens, graffiti, and book bodies.
Contributions by Mladen Dolar (Professor of Philosophy, Ljubljana), Naomi Segal (Professor of German and Romance Studies, London), Imogen Stidworthy (artist, Liverpool), Allen S. Weiss (Professor of Performance and Cinema Studies, New York), Janet Beizer (Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Boston), André Lepecki (curator and author, New York), Anish Kapoor (artist, London), Steven Feld (Professor of Ethnomusicology, Santa Fé), Paul Dickinson (artist, Chicago), David Locke (Professor of Ethnomusicology, Medford), Maria José Arjona (artist, Miami), Leif Elggren (artist, Stockholm), Brandon LaBelle (artist, Berlin), Hubertus von Amelunxen (author and curator, Berlin), Petra Maria Meyer (Professor of Cultural Studies, Kiel), Leonardo Guelman (author and publisher, Rio de Janeiro) and De Geuzen (artist group, Amsterdam), Trikoton (artist group, Berlin).