On Becoming Audience: Performing Aural Attention
This practice-based thesis considers the co-constitutive inter-animation of the visual and aural as a creative and critical challenge to sensible modes of being. Listening’s modus operandi is appropriated as an approach to making and writing about performance, pinpointing aural attention as operating in the space between the ear of the spectator and the mouth of the performer. Through practice-based and theoretical methods this thesis explores how aural attention operates across and between gallery, theatre and outside spaces – activating and enveloping relations between human and nonhuman beings.
This research project is supervised by Prof. Adrian Kear and Dr. Andrew Filmer. It is funded by an APRS scholarship from the University of Aberystwyth
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