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Catabasis: Journey to the Underworld

by freiwaldjoshua

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Using photographs of the street and the crowd and short essays describing an almost invisible culture of sound, Catabasis--Journey to the Underworld is an examination of hearing or oral cultures in Los Angeles. Oral cultures are the bedrock of the human condition, and society itself, cultures of the illiterate and poor; the infant emerges from the womb shaped by sound--hearing his mother's heartbeat and the churning of her bodily fluids, into the blinding light of the visual. Catabasis is an account of the metaphoric journey from the darkness of the acoustic world to sight.

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