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Elisha, becoming ELIZA, finding Elisha
essay by Ilaria Vergani Bassi




Brian Eno, Rick Holland – The Real


The flourish *
seeing the real in things
really seeing the real
describing the exact actuality
of what it is you see
or what it is you seem to see
you really seem to see the real
the exact and actual reality
of the real in things you seem to see
the real thing
and no other voice or paint in this
but just the thing, you see
the thing you see
is the real in things
what you see is what seems
the reels of this seem to mean the real in things
while real runs out and seems to reach the real
as it runs
no dry run
the real is done

The flourish
seeing the real in things
really seeing the real
describing the exact actuality
of what it is you see
or what it is you seem to see
you really seem to see the real
the exact and actual reality
of the real in things you seem to see
the real thing
and no other voice or paint in this
but just the thing, you see
the thing you see
is the real in things
no dry run
(the real is done)..




Il brano The Real (2011), frutto dell’opera del poeta inglese Rick Holland e di Brian Eno, pioniere della musica elettronica, rappresenta uno degli arrangiamenti poetici più rappresentativi dell’era post digitale.
Eno ci accompagna lentamente con note sognanti e senza tempo nella riflessione più profonda che il rapporto uomo e macchina ha prodotto fino ad oggi, il sottile limite tra reale e virtuale.
Elisha Mudly, attrice, danzatrice e musicista, recita, con tono morbido e neutrale, i versi del poeta
Rick Holland “seeing the real in things / really seeing the real / describing the exact actuality / of what it is you see”. In questa atmosfera fluida, sospesa, lenta e delicata, i versi si ripetono nella seconda parte del brano ma la voce di Elisha diventa man mano robotica, più artificiale, diventa macchina: “The things you see / is the real in things / what you see is what seems.” Le cose che vedi, sono il vero nelle cose, ciò che vedi è ciò che sembra.
Cosa ci sembra di vedere? Qual è il limite tra realtà e virtualità?

Forse per caso o forse no, Elisha sembra diventa Eliza, il primo esempio di Intelligenza Artificiale scritto nel 1966 da Joseph Weizenbaum negli anni della psichedelia …

Saggio completo al link seguente
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The track The Real (2011), the fruit of a collaboration between British poet Rick Holland and Brian Eno, pioneer of electronic music, constitutes one of the most representative poetical arrangements of the post digital era.
Eno’s slow accompaniment consists of sonorous, timeless notes in the most profound reflection that the relationship between man and machine has produced to this day, the imperceptible boundary between the real and the virtual.
Elisha Mudly, actress, dancer and musician, recites, in soft, neutral tones, the lines of the poet Rick Holland: “seeing the real in things / really seeing the real / describing the exact actuality / of what it is you see”. In this other-worldly atmosphere – fluid, suspended, slow, delicate – the lines are repeated in the second part of the song, but Elisha’s voice becomes gradually more robotic, more artificial, until it becomes that of a machine: “The things you see / is the real in things / what you see is what seems.”
What do we seem to see? What is the boundary between the real and the virtual?

Perhaps by chance, perhaps deliberately, Elisha seems to become Eliza, the first example of Artificial Intelligence created in 1966 by Joseph Weizenbaum in the years of psychedelia…

Please find the full essay at the link below
Elisha_becoming_ELIZA_EN

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