Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir is a PhD candidate in artistic research at Lund University (Malmö Academy of Music). Her thesis titled HÉR! An Exploration of Artistic Agency will published on May 26 and defended on June 19, at LU's Inter Arts Center in Malmö at 10:00.
Popular science description:
This thesis is about the agencies at play in artistic processes. It is explored through the work of a performer, curator, and composer active within the fields of contemporary music and sound art. Starting with the proposition that agency is emergent and forms through sociomaterial relations, this PhD project sets out to explore how such acts may unfold inrelation to the concert hall, the recording studio, in the virtual domain, and as ecological sound art. The thesis highlights the need for contextual sensitivity where agency is concerned while building on such knowledge to explore ‘other’ ways of connecting and relating through sound and music.
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