Liminal/subLiminal: The Streetlight as Infra-ordinary Sound Art Object

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Title
Liminal/subLiminal: The Streetlight as Infra-ordinary Sound Art Object
Contributors
Goeringer, Sharol Lyn (creator)
Winkler, Todd (Director)
Rovan, Butch (Reader)
Myoda, Paul (Reader)
Osborn, Ed (Reader)
Tanaka, Atau (Reader)
Brown University. Music: Computer Music and Multimedia Composition (sponsor)
Doi
10.7301/Z0M043NX
Copyright Date
2011
Abstract
Abstract of Liminal/subLiminal: The Streetlight as Infra-ordinary Sound Art Object, by Sharol Lyn Goeringer, Ph.D., Brown University, May 2011Combining creative practice with theoretical inquiry, this dissertation looks at how an everyday object can impact our experience of space and place. Through an exploration of the streetlight, one can see how a ubiquitous and almost invisible object can impact navigational choices and inform behavior and social interaction. Beginning from a theoretical query this dissertation asks how an infra-ordinary object can relate to space and place? This thesis illustrates how this research on space, place, the everyday and notions of public developed into an art project where streetlights are used as a sound-producing object. Resulting in a series of individual projects, including an instrument for concert performance, the primary focus in this dissertation is an installation titled liminal/subLiminal. This two-room installation used amplified street lighting fixtures in one room, and video representations of streetlights turning on at night in another room. Situating the art practice within the context of the critical theory of space, place, and the Everyday, this reveals and art practice that can engage with the world critically and politically, through subtle tactics of appropriation of an infrastructural everyday objects.
Keywords
Space
Place
Everyday
Produced Space
emf
streetlights
sound art
installation
video installation
klang und licht
panopticism
Street lighting
Sound installations (Art)
Video art
Installations (Art)
Video installations (Art)
Public spaces
Notes
Thesis (Ph.D. -- Brown University (2011)
Extent
x, 105 p.

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Goeringer, Sharol Lyn, "Liminal/subLiminal: The Streetlight as Infra-ordinary Sound Art Object" (2011). Computer Music and Multimedia Composition Theses and Dissertations. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://doi.org/10.7301/Z0M043NX

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