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RESOUNDING GENDER: THINKING THROUGH A FEEDBACKING SCOLD'S BRIDLE (2023) reflects on the developments within Luca's artistic PhD research, which inquires relationships between sound, gender, power, and social structures in human-object encounters. How is gender (per)fomed through sound in human-nonhuman entanglements? – is the main research question of the project. Across (auto)ethnographic, semiotic, and artistic methodological approaches, they study a diversity of objects that, in contact with the human body, have a significant presence of gendered sound. In this lecture performance, the focus lies on insights gained from experimenting with a scold’s bridle (a Medieval torture instrument) replica.

[video will be uploaded soon]

Lecuture Performance at isaScience (international conference), 'Sonic Ties: Rethinking Communities and Collectives, organised by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) [A]. Recording made by mdw. 

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