Gestures (both known and unknown) (2018)
Guitar, metal plectrums, delay-pedal, amp, fan
Within rock-music-consciousness the electric guitar is a material/social/technological/historical site of post-Romantic, masculine sonic imaginaries - a configuration which can preclude other froms of non-male “soloist”. Through a ritualised feedback mechanism, Gestures (both known and unknown) meditates on the liminal threshold of instrument and sonic affordance, generating new possibilities and sublime imaginings for flat-ontological, non-human “play,” beyond male-body-centred anthropocentrisms.
Comissioned by Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
Exhibited march-june, 2018, as part of Sonant Bodies’ self-titled exhibtion