Space, Sound, and the Home(less) (2021)

Kevin Toksöz Fairbairn
Kevin Toksöz Fairbairn
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Following Rosalyn Deutsche, this essay examines how the binary opposition enforced by the boundaries of domesticity enforce containment and enclosure, particularly of excluded bodies, i.e. the homeless. This enclosure, which is read through Henri Lefebvre’s concept of the decorporealization of space, is enforced primarily through a logic of visuality and compartmentalization. This essay proposes sound as a means to counter these states of enclosure. Using concepts of dwelling (Heidegger), weaving (Ingold), and nomadism (Braidotti), a sonic recorporealization is developed through personal, domestic sound art experimentation and instrument building. The results and repercussions are then examined in the context of the singular home, its local community, and society more broadly, wherein sound is proposed as a means to instigate practices of spatial recorporealization.
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keywordsSpace, sound, materiality, dwelling, nomadism
last modified30/03/2021
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copyrightKevin Fairbairn
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published inJournal of Sonic Studies
portal issue21. Issue 21

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