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Myrna
de Bruijn

Music from Outer Space

Project details

Year
2020
Programme
Graphic Design
Practices
Commercial
Minor
Data Design

 

A manifesto that is a collection of statements about reality. The sources are like existing musical notes, that I composed into a poetic piece, as I call it myself. Cutting and ordering the quotes takes them out of their original context, which gives them a new meaning. The manifesto is a beautiful metaphor for my statement; I hope that reality can also be constructed in this way.

I work at the intersection of science and fiction. This is very valuable for science because I make choices and draw conclusions that scientists do not quickly make in their work. I can speculate and be one step ahead of science, regardless of whether it becomes a reality or not.

Manifesto Broadcast
www.musicfromouter.space

The meaning and contemplation of reality can take on a completely different form than it appears to have. Reality has little to do with being “real”, because what is “real”?

Many scientists and philosophers claim that our experience of reality is anything but the truth. In a Ted Talk by Anil Seth, who is a neuroscientist, says, “We are all hallucinating all the time (…) It is just that when we agree about our hallucinations, we call that reality” (Seth). This statement made me reflect on the mystery of reality and inspired me to focus my project on this topic. It is a subject that keeps me busy every day, and it is an overarching theme within my work.

To investigate the meaning of reality from a broad perspective, I searched within science, but also alternative sciences, such as science fiction. began to collect comments from sources that confirm my personal point of view, constructed by my research. I printed them, hung them on my wall and saw interesting common language. When I hung them next to each other I saw a new story. I have composed these, as I call it myself, into a manifesto. Cutting and ordering the quotes takes them out of their original context, which gives them a new meaning. The manifesto is a beautiful metaphor for my statement. I hope that reality can also be constructed in this way.

The manifesto is sent on random times during the day. White noise is able to be heard at this frequency in between. The manifesto ends with the sentence ‘There is a point at which we let the music take over everything’. And then the white noise starts again. I see this sound as music the universe has put together for us – background music to reflect on what “real” is.

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