Hand/cup/stone

Ficarra, Evelyn (2020) Hand/cup/stone. Array, 2019. pp. 23-27.

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Abstract

This article takes a look at notions of agency as experienced by the author in her sound art practice. Primarily a personal reflection on creative practice rather than a theoretical or scholarly piece, the author reviews difference stages of the compositional process and considers where agency lies - with her as composer, with the objects she manipulates, with the electronics that animate those objects, or with the audience / viewers / participants that ultimately experience the work? Landing ultimately on an idea of the agency of imagination, the article also explores ideas of direct, shared, artificial, prosthetic and relational agency. The case study most consistently referred to is Ficarra's work Piano Bench Variations, which premiered at 1078 Gallery in Chico California in January 2019 as part of the Broken Open collaborative exhibit.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: agency, sound art, sound object, composition, electronics
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Arts and Humanities > Music
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
Depositing User: Evelyn Ficarra
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2019 10:38
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 11:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88934

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