Fleshmap “Listen” – The Science of body parts in lyrics

posted on September 8th, 2008 by in Audio



is an inquiry into human desire, its collective shape and individual expressions. In a series of studies, it explores the relationship between the body and its visual and verbal representation.

One part of the project is “Listen“. It

investigates the relationship between language and the body. Verbal manifestations of human physicality in music, poetry, and religion are distilled to their basic elements. In a play with language, the “body rebus” emerges as a visual representation of cultural expressions of the physical in us.

And while I´m not too curious about seeing primary male sexual characteristics, I still find the idea of visualizing musical genres by a collage of body parts the lyrics of those genres are about, kind of funny. Unfortunately, reggae or dancehall haven´t been looked at…

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