Shrill, Needy, Incomplete: Listening to melancholic feminist voices in contemporary sound practices

2018-07-04T23:59:26Z (GMT) by HAYLEY JAY BRANDON
This thesis examines the use of voice in contemporary visual art practice through first-person writing and spoken word sound recordings. I consider the gendering implicit in recorded voice and some of the implications this has in my art practice. Specifically, I explore how my work engages with ideas of first-person narrative feminism and the problems associated with this form of feminist voice. I discuss how the purposefully obscure mode of voice I develop through my art practice may amplify my complicity in post-feminist patriarchy and the significance of such an approach.