Title

ARCANA

Date of Award

5-1-2022

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Mass Communication and Media Arts

First Advisor

Needham, Jay

Abstract

Arcana is a series of interactive sound sculptures. Relying heavily on found and repurposed materials gathered in the Southern Illinois region, I will highlight the properties of objects associated with modes of performance. Natural materials, salvaged instruments, and sports equipment will be used to harness the tonal qualities of these found and assembled objects. This project was inspired by the writings and works of Harry Partch, Carl G. Jung, Benjamin Patterson, Robert Raucschenberg, Matthew Barney, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Timothy Morton.

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