This moving image is about rhythm. They are interesting because of a struggle between a measured, imposed and exterior time, and a more endogenous time if we use Lefebvre's Rhythmanalysis. Obvious to me as i sit in the encased metal 'quiet' carriage moving through France metrically.
There is a lurking transient narrative in the layers of mediated abstraction created by a stationary wire supplying electricity. We create meanings that are osmotically cultural. The seemingly ephemeral dancing wire offers a mere hint of something far greater, for it is just a connection of the bigger structure of the railway. I recall while looking at this wire reflecting on Alan Lamb's aeolian expositions that enlighten rhythms of meterological scales and of Alvin Luciers wire that responds to the electromagnetic universe we inhabit.
I enjoy the army of designers unknowing created a context for industrial adroit beauty and that the train driver is making it sing lyrically with the changes in speed and the topography.
Anthony Magen is an Australian Landscape Architect, acoustic ecologist, artist, writer, educator and performer who makes mistakes and loves to learn. He is involved in 'Carousel' a live audio-visual hand manipulated neo-abstract realist animation duo with John Jacobs, and has performed under many monikers. Anthony has hosted Soundwalks across the country for the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology, Open House Melbourne and Melbourne International Jazz festival to name a few. Visit http://www.repressedmemories.com.au/endangeredsounds/ for an acoustic history of Brunswick