Becoming in the Practice of Acoustic Arts
This paper situates the practice of acoustic arts in abroad social perspective, examining process and agency as primary motivators in the creation of a living sonic art system. It argues that the agency of the field itself requires a re-conception of the field asa social system, with the sustainability of that system becoming a central concern. It also argues for a shift in the practical imperative from the question of how to make acoustic art to that of how to 'make a living' as an acoustic artist, and how the acoustic arts might hope to 'stay alive'. The paper leverages the ideas of German sociologist Niklas Luhmann's social systems theory, and aims to reconcile a systemic view of practice with lived experience as a researcher investigating the sonic arts from both a theoretical and practical perspective.
Becoming in the Practice of Acoustic Arts.
Sound Scripts, 3(1).
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