For her: An exploration of a piano recital to raise awareness of social issues

Késsia Rodrigues
2017 ONLINE JOURNAL FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH   unpublished
Building on the tradition of music being used as a political tool, for her is an interdisciplinary proposal using a piano recital as a tool to raise awareness about trafficking and sexual exploitation of children. The work presents three structural elements: piano performance, testimonies, and dolls scattered among the audience. In order to open additional channels of perception, the "defamiliarization" technique was explored through the visual element of placed dolls. Results from experimental
more » ... s from experimental performances raised questions about the unity of the work, strategies to enhance engagement and the performer figure. This work intends to encourage an investigation of the sensorial impact of the blending of varied elements within the performance space, whilst simultaneously inviting a social reflection through an artistic experience.
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