for Michael Smith’s Not Quite Under_Ground Tattoo Studio
Skulptur Projekte Münster
This ear drawing references two sound artists. One is Max Neuhaus who did a project in New York City in the 1970’s called LISTEN where he would offer guided tours of NY based on the sounds of the city. The other is the composer Pauline Oliveros who developed a theory of Deep Listening. Both of these ideas extend John Cage’s idea of Silence and listening. This simple sign of an ear as a tattoo, offers one an opportunity to add a symbolic sensory device to your body and to demonstrate that you are a deep listener and appreciate the sounds of the world.
Not Quite Under_Ground aspires to bring together communities young and old, and by targeting a clientele 65 years and up (who can get inked for free, or at least at a drastically reduced rate).