Askew is an immersive sound art installation, responding to the phenomenological impact minimalist society had on subject-identity during late capitalism by replicating sonic environments that mimic the positioning of the Self in post-modernity. Works stray between the borders of installation, live performance and electronic composition while dispersing process-driven music to improvising performers. Askew ontologically explores sound and performer locality in sight-specific locations to respond to the charges of nihilism hurled against subjectivity in the twenty-first century.
Drawing inspiration from minimalist cultural theories that critiqued commodity culture during the nineteen-sixties, speakers are juxtaposed to fragment sound elements to performers, while audiences are encouraged to immerse in the varying spatial perspectives Askew is presented in.
LEAD ARTIST / PAUL YOUNG
COLLABORATING MUSICIANS / SAMUEL ANDREWS, MICHAEL LOUTTIT, AMANDA TERRY
PERFORMER / KRISTIAN SANTIC
2015 / Metro Arts – Creative Development