Category Archives: Slips of the Ear/

We ‘receive’ a sound, a word, a noise that is different than what the sender intended. Slips of the ear are the inverse of slips of the tongue but equally provocative and revealing.

LIBRARY SHELF: The Supernatural


Hill, Douglas and Pat Williams. The Supernatural (1965) ICI Shelf: Paraclesus First Line: “In 1956 Life magazine introduced some traditional but dressed up American ghost stories with the caption: “The old beliefs die hard, even in this Skeptical age.”” ICI … Continue reading

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Jarman, Derek Blue: Das Buch zum Film (1994) ICI Shelf: London First Line: “You say to the boy open your eyes” Last Line: “I place a delphinium, Blue, upon your grave.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed: … Continue reading

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Every Ten Minutes Cassette by Robert Farber


A project by Robert Farber for Day Without Art in 1992. There was no sound on the tape except for a gong that rang every ten minutes – the rate of AIDS deaths in the United States at that time. … Continue reading

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