On Saturday November 30th I will be performing a new work, Mechanical Animals. The work is part of practice-based research into animal rights and sound art practices. It will be the major project of my MA in Sound Arts at the LCC. More info below.
by Robbie Judkins
Everyday experience is important in understanding political issues and theories. The commodification of animals and their subsequent use in food, science, art and sport is ubiquitous; it creates part of the rhythm of our everyday experience. Rhythms and repetitions reinforce exploitation and oppression by masking and normalising them, integrating them seamlessly in to our everyday.
Mechanical Animals aims to explore the commodification of animals through a sonic understanding and reflection of the everyday, repetition and rhythm. Composed for solo performer, the work uses live improvisation, field recordings and looping techniques.
Approx 20 mins.
The work is part of Breaking the Mirror of Silence which presents thirteen new artists working with sound. Monday 25th November - Sunday 1st December. Performances (including Mechanical Animals) will take place on Saturday 30th November from 18:00 - 21:00.