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HOW NOT TO LOOK AT SONG OF THE DATA STREAM: A SCORE by SARAH JACOBS

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2010 at 6:52 am

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How Not to Look at Song of the Data Stream


1. Do not attack it in frenzy. It is a meditative work.

2. Do not expect to be able to ‘figure it out’. If you become acquainted with it, the structure will start to reveal itself. If you have given it a try and then want to know more, all you have to do is ask.

3. Do not look at four or five pages and think you have looked at it. Take a path and follow it through until you have been provided with the opportunity for a break. Then try another path and see where that leads. Continue until you have given it fair shakes. NB. Break points have been provided at short intervals, once you pass the initial pages.

4. Do not skip over all the video links. Look at a few at least. The videos have been deliberately chosen. If a video has become unavailable, then note its ghastly remains and move on. Do not report it as a fault, even if you regard it as such.

5. Do not leap from video to video.  Enjoy the videos you can enjoy. You will turn off the ones you find disagreeable. That is good and sensible.

Above all

6. Do not not look at the Song.

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SONG OF THE DATA STREAM is a project by the artist Sarah Jacobs, which can be seen here

Sarah recently issued the following statement about the project:

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The online version of  Sarah’s DECIPHERING THE HUMAN CHROMOSOME 16: WE REPORT HERE can be downloaded here. Her artists film IL FAUDRAIT, a meditation on a passage from Le livre des ressemblances 2, by Edmond Jabès,  can be viewed here.  REORDERING, a section of SONG as an artists project for More Milk Yvette: A Journal of the Broken Screen, can be seen here

SONG OF THE DATA STREAM will be part of VerySmallKitchen’s residency at The Pigeon Wing in September. More news on that to follow.

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