Monday, August 23, 2010

The Body at Work

As promised this afternoon, slides from a lecture on the labouring body for Elizabeth Presa's course on the Poetics of the Body ae available on my slideshare. The music was from Ustad Vilayat Khan, an evening raga; The Prisonnaires' version of Po' Lazarus from the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou, Captain Beefheart with Ry Cooder doing Hard Working Man from the soundtrack to Paul Schrader's film Blue Collar, and The Chemical Brothers, music : response


Joe Worley said...

This looks very interesting. Would love to see the notes.

Sean Cubitt said...

Unfortunately I never wrote up the notes for this; a first-year lecture for the interdisciplinary "Poetics of the Body" course, it suggested that bodies have a hiostory, one that can be traced through the transitions from field work to industrial labour and thence to electronic speeds and rhythms.