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Title: My words trace a path : encounters with place through voice, performance and field recording
Author: Anderson , Isobel
ISNI:       0000 0004 5994 8998
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2015
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Through a creative portfolio of autotopographic sound works and a written thesis, this research explores the role of sound within individual and collective constructions of place. The process of walking in specific locations has generated materials such as text, field recordings, photographs, and objects, which together form a body of site-specific work that includes soundwalks, fixed audio pieces, installations and live performances. The voices present in these works are often disembodied, and play with language and time to test the possibilities of re-contextualising, or mis-'placing', the body and the mind within primarily aural surroundings. This practice-as-research. PhD examines the many layers of association, meaning, and significance that interconnect across our surrounding environments, not only in places of physical and conceptual stability but also in sites of liminality. This research offers new insights into the role of sound art in geographic identity, while placing language and voice at the centre of this work. I argue that artworks and discourses that consider interactions between sound and site can contribute to an understanding of these subjective relationships, and their influence on self-identity.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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