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Something like home (2022) Nemat Battah
In this autoethnographic arts-based research, I return to the gift of music in my life and use it as the ultimate form of expression. I explore the process of navigating my own transgenerational trauma through composing and working with musicians from different musical and cultural backgrounds. Something like home explores the effect of finding common ground of love and compassion between my family members, especially those who have been navigating the traumas of war. I collected stories, memories, and impressions from my family’s childhood, and composed music that is inspired by them. In the first sections I discuss some concepts related to the transmittion of war trauma , and Bowen’s family system theory. Moreover, I relate to reasearches and projects that have been concerned with trauma art therapy and dealing with cultural trauma through music. As well as showing examples of composers who have been working with similar processes. In this project, I unfold my compositional process, and I present some possibilities of dealing with harmonizing traditional Arabic music, using partials from the harmonic series. I also share my process of collaborating with a lyric writer and a videographer who have helped me to bring the stories to life. Throughout the process I discovered that engaging with the stories unlocked new artistic outcomes and some unexpected artistic practices, expressions and results. Another important outcome of this project was the need for coming up with approaches that were used for transcultural music making and engaging the musicians with the stories but making sure to leave space for their own artistic identities to come across and shine. In the near future, I am hoping to use this project as a basis of my doctoral research project which will focus on memory expression through music by working with the diverse citizines of the finnish community.
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Spelenderwijs Herinneren (2022) Lucia Koevoets
Spelenderwijs herinneren is een artistiek fenomenologisch onderzoek van Lucia Koevoets voor de master Kunsteducatie van het FHK in Tilburg. Met een open en nieuwsgierige blik wordt de participatieve kunstpraktijk bevraagt en onderzocht. Wat betekend het om als beeldend kunstenaar participatief te werken? Wie neemt welke rol in dit proces? En hoe verdiepen inspirerende bronnen dit artistieke proces?
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Voices in Nature: A Sensory Experience of the Hatertse and Overasseltse vennen (2022) Maarten Hendrik Jan Bekhuis
As part of the Visual Ethnography master’s at Leiden University, this interactive website invites you to join my interlocutors and me to walk, hear and see with us the Hatertse and Overasseltse fens (near Nijmegen). After four months of fieldwork – I conducted semi-structured interviews, recorded collaborative footage and performed sensory walks – I studied human-nature relationships of educated individuals with extensive knowledge of this area. In presenting the various experiences, I analysed four workable concepts (wind, noise, crowdedness, and pathways) that shape the immersive perception of visitors. This interactive website and creative methodologies used provided me as a visual anthropologist with possibilities to research human-nature encounters within the epoch characterised as the Anthropocene. So, walk with us and experience this extraordinary environment!
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Co-authoring the Future: Stories from the Road (2022) Jessica Renfro
Framed by the metaphor of a road trip, this exposition explores the use of participatory performance in building cultural discourse about decision-making during the climate crisis. Using Rancière’s concept of the emancipated spectator, common human experiences such as childhood development of subjectivity (acquired through Lacan’s mirror phase and symbolic order) and image schemas (as discussed in Mark Turner’s The Literary Mind) are explored as possible strategies for co-authoring an artistic landscape alongside spectators. An audio narration accompanies the written work, attempting to explore these theories in the form of a correspondence between the author and her elusive self-awareness. Each track reflects on these individual-but-common experiences as a method for creation. The author concludes that a co-authored artistic landscape may only be accessible to participants who are enticed to set aside limiting social norms in order to explore it, and this is the challenge of the artist.
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The singing Performer: Who am I on stage when not singing? (2022) Julia Pallanch, Heloisa Amaral
Approaching Kunstlieder with the background as a jazz interpreter, has challenged me to find, not only, my interpretation of the lieder/songs but to also find my interpretation of my role(s) as the singer on stage between classical music and jazz scenes. Through performing music, the chosen body of work, we are not only repeating and interpreting the music but repeating and interpreting ways of performing it. This research focuses on the role(s) of the singer on stage and the moments between the songs; the open space between one piece of music and another that offers the possibility to communicate and connect with the audience. What happens in these moments? What stories do we tell and how do we tell them? What do I communicate with, through, in - and outside of the lied, the song, the piece of music. What do I perform in the open space between between the songs - my self(s)?
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