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The text below describes the last seconds of the video artwork "Lasso " by Salla Tykkä.


1. Does "punctuate" here mean "the music disperses over the video"?


2. Does "occupies the transversal fluidity between these points" mean "it is fluid between the roles of voyeur and exhibitionist"?


Text:

Again, as in Cadieux’s invocation of the voice, sound is important here. The strains of Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack to Once Upon a Time in the West continue to punctuate Tykkä’s electronic whiteness, creating a generative field of potential in which the subject is neither voyeur nor exhibitionist, but perhaps occupies the transversal fluidity between these points, as in Bollas’s notion of attunement.

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catttt1. Does "punctuate" here mean "the music disperses over the video"?

No. Rather the opposite, it means that the music intermittently breaks the emptiness.

https://www.ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=punctuate

'2. To occur or interrupt periodically: "lectures punctuated by questions and discussions" (Gilbert Highet).'

catttt2. Does "occupies the transversal fluidity between these points" mean "it is fluid between the roles of voyeur and exhibitionist"?

I am reminded of Arthur Dent's critique of the Vogon captain's poem in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. "Perhaps", indeed. Apparently this Bolla, likely one Peter de Bolla, has a notion of "attunement" that would make the phrase "transversal fluidity" something other than the nonsense it is from our perspective. Read Bolla is my advice. Failing that, I suppose you can try to imagine what might exist between voyeurism and exhibitionism. By the way, if you want to read some top-notch modern English fiction, Douglas Adams is your man.

Thank you so much for your answers and your advice.

Regarding the meaning of "punctuate", I think #4 meaning in the link you provided (i.e. To stress or emphasize) applies more appropriately to this context.