Oscillations: Composing a Performance Ecosystem through a Sonic Cyberfeminist Lens

Patty J Preece, Melania Jack, and Giacomo Lepri

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Track: Papers
  • Pages: 307–313
  • Article Number: 44
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Abstract:

The audiovisual installation Oscillations, turns irons and ironing boards into electronic instruments, in an attempt to deconstruct stereotypical ideas of gender and its assigned roles. The project aims to investigate the relationships we have with domestic objects, and ponder their structures and significance through the design and performance of an interactive ecosystem. The project uses a sonic cyberfeminisms lens to critically explore aesthetic and relational hierarchies at the intersection of sound, gender and technology. Three irons and ironing boards have been hacked and retrofitted with embedded electronic instruments that together create a complex feedback network. While the audience is invited to physically interact with the irons instruments and manipulate samples, the sonic state of the installation also changes based on the audio information detected in the environment.

Citation:

Patty J Preece, Melania Jack, and Giacomo Lepri. 2023. Oscillations: Composing a Performance Ecosystem through a Sonic Cyberfeminist Lens . Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime2023_44,
 abstract = {The audiovisual installation Oscillations, turns irons and ironing boards into electronic instruments, in an attempt to deconstruct stereotypical ideas of gender and its assigned roles. The project aims to investigate the relationships we have with domestic objects, and ponder their structures and significance through the design and performance of an interactive ecosystem. The project uses a sonic cyberfeminisms lens to critically explore aesthetic and relational hierarchies at the intersection of sound, gender and technology. Three irons and ironing boards have been hacked and retrofitted with embedded electronic instruments that together create a complex feedback network. While the audience is invited to physically interact with the irons instruments and manipulate samples, the sonic state of the installation also changes based on the audio information detected in the environment.},
 address = {Mexico City, Mexico},
 articleno = {44},
 author = {Patty  J Preece and Melania Jack and Giacomo Lepri},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Miguel Ortiz and Adnan Marquez-Borbon},
 issn = {2220-4806},
 month = {May},
 numpages = {7},
 pages = {307--313},
 title = {Oscillations: Composing a Performance Ecosystem through a Sonic Cyberfeminist Lens },
 track = {Papers},
 url = {http://nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime2023_44.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}