Muting – Kevin Logan

muting

Stills are taken of a CRT TV screen, the sound is turned off, and the television tells you in an almost conversational fashion what it is doing, it is ‘muting’. This elevates the goggle-box to the position of a character. It is further ascribed a life-of-it’s-own by the addition of the cough. Unlike the voice in speech or song, the sudden sharp sound of the cough is seldom recorded or replicated, as its only auditory purpose is to signal the presence of affliction or embarrassment.

Kevin Logan

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