Title

Fringes

Date of Award

6-2023

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Academic Program

Media and Entertainment Arts BA

Department

Music

First Advisor

Paul Linden, Ph.D.

Advisor Department

Communication Studies

Abstract

Fringes is an experimental sound installation containing five stations, each representing unique experiences which shaped each associated personality The installation, though bearing witness to these personalities is seen from my own perspective. This creative journal explains the narrative and story behind each station, provides the artistic context that guided fundamental decisions, and details the final draft of each station and the overall experience of attending the exhibit. Additionally, it was created out of necessity for expression brought on by the traumas I experienced personally. The project also serves as an experiment in low-budget tools and methods for creating conceptual art, taking inspiration from other avant-garde installations from artists such as John Cage, Harry Partch, and Steve Reich, but using little to no money to create similar pieces. The exhibit created an intimate environment where attendees experienced moments of intense vulnerability to utter shock in order to understand these individuals living at the edge of society.

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