spoken word

An eight-part Radio Art series by Sarah Washington exploring the roots of language, communication and consciousness. The spoken text used as the basis for these pieces is the biblical story of The Tower of Babel from Genesis 11:1-9.

The series attempts to break down our understanding of language and challenge our relationship to meaning. The languages referenced include an array of tongues from Ancient Hebrew to Mandarin. Each episode is 3 minutes in length including a short introduction.

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“Essentially a gift economy, poetry is the perfect space to practice utopian politics….”

samples from the massive archive:
Jorge Luis Borges: The Mirror Man
Balkan Baroque 1999
John Cage in Conversation with Richard Kostelanetz [John Cage:"We do very good work when we don't know what we are doing."]

Rives: “If I controlled the internet, you could auction yr broken heart on ebay…”