Wednesday, October 20, 2010

foucault on silence

"Silence itself--the things one declines to say, or is forbidden to name, the discretion that is required between different speakers--is less the absolute limit of discourse, the other side from which it is separated by a strict boundary, than an element that functions alongside the things said, with them and in relation to them within over-all strategies."

Foucault, Michel. The history of sexuality. 1st ed. New York: Pantheon Books, 1978. 27

What might the implications of this be in terms of musical composition or visual art?

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