Writing about Six Sounds Works

Date created: 
2005
Abstract: 

This thesis is the written component of the multipart installation work, Six Sound Works. Like the work it accompanies and elaborates, not supplants, this thesis explores a number of interrelated themes, establishing a criss-crossing constellation of overlapping associations-more an accumulation of running questions than a compendium of finished answers. Themes explored include the use of art in terms of research-based expository analysis in the definition and investigation of a problematic; the critical, exploratory and methodological possibilities of Hal Foster's notion of the archive; the "mysteries" of sound and hearing and Jacques Lacan's notion of the real; the aesthetics, conceptual preoccupations and multiplex consequences of Minimalism in art production and music; and ghosts, audible or otherwise.

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Language: 
English
Document type: 
Thesis
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Department: 
School for the Contemporary Arts - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Project (M.F.A.)
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