31 Days Old - Performance, Family & Ethics

Black-Frizell, Sarah and Frizell, Andy (2021) 31 Days Old - Performance, Family & Ethics. Journal of Artistic Research, 22. ISSN 2235-0225

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In this exposition, Dr Sarah Black-Frizell and Andy Frizell, discuss the performance installation 31 Days Old (2016). This involved a full-scale installation performance in Sarah and Andy’s family home, in collaboration with Sarah (43) her mother (age 66), her auntie (age 54) and her daughter (age 3). This project highlights domestic photography as a strategic trigger for personal and family narratives and memory work. The work consists of film, live performance and original music and soundscapes.

The main part of the exposition focuses on the role of the mother-artist, who initiates an art-making practice with her family and considers the ethical implications that can arise. Sarah begins this exposition by situating her mother art practice and ‘mother ethics’, which guides and activates a theoretical and practical approach to the ethical questions arising when developing a research and artistic practice with family. Andy, a composer, shares his audio recording techniques in the home, and the ways he works sensitively with family narratives to create original sound scores.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: Statement from publisher "Authors retain copyright of their submissions. Republication is permitted as long as JAR is suitably credited"
Keywords: Maternal, Ethics, Performance, Family, Dance, Music, Site,
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Drama,Dance and Performance Studies (up to 30th April 2018)
Depositing User: Sarah Black-Frizell
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2021 09:18
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2021 09:18
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3381

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