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Title: What use is music in an ocean of sound? : towards an object-orientated arts practice
Author: Sherlaw-Johnson, Austin
ISNI:       0000 0004 7430 8219
Awarding Body: Oxford Brookes University
Current Institution: Oxford Brookes University
Date of Award: 2016
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What Use is Music in an Ocean of Sound? is a reflective statement upon a body of artistic work created over approximately five years. This work, which I will refer to as "object- orientated", was specifically carried out to find out how I might fill artistic spaces with art objects that do not rely upon expanded notions of art or music nor upon explanations as to their meaning undertaken after the fact of the moment of encounter with them. My drive to create these objects was fuelled by a reaction against the work of other practitioners that I felt did not fulfil these criteria and lacked the self-awareness required to appreciate the cultural context within which it is produced. The title of this thesis is metaphorical and refers to the idea that cultural production is no use if it is not distinct from that which surrounds it. My practice is an attempt to produce objects that are self-consciously and self-reliantly distinct. It is no use for anything other than that.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral