Dustcatcher






Dustcatcher is a term used by Stephen King in his novel Bag of Bones to describe books stored

under the bed gathering dust and its relationship to the death of the author of these books.

The work is based on the idea of a dustcatcher in relation to archive footage viewed on

Youtube. In this case the dustcatcher is the computer screen and the dust becomes the only

visible sign between the reflection of the present and the footage of the past – in this case

footage of a brief meeting between Peter Sellers and the Beatles in Twickenham film studios in

1969 where they were filming separate projects. It is unclear in this case whether the dust

gathers on the past or the present, but is materially there as a signification of the impossibility,

or, at the very least, oddness of the future.

The soundwork Dustcatcher has been recorded from music from this footage and the music

(by La Femme) that was being played in the apartment when the footage was viewed. This is

combined with a reading of the transcription from the meeting with these historic figures from

the sixties.



In the context of The Ear is a Brain Compendium LP by Liquid Architecture, Melbourne,

2014, this 3 min. piece becomes the sound work as album track. (http://www.pozible.com/project/182651)


To listen to the work please go to:


https://www.soundcloud.com/mollinvoegelin/dustcatcher




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