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      Alison Knowles’s “Bean Rolls”: The influence of mycological and aesthetic discussions with John Cage on early women’s Fluxus aesthetics

      RE:SOUND 2019 – 8th International Conference on Media Art, Science, and Technology (RE:SOUND 2019)

      Media Art, Science, and Technology

      August 20-23, 2019

      Alison Knowles, Fluxus, Sound Art, Beans, John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Percussion, Feminism

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          Alison Knowles is regarded as one of the first female artists in Fluxus. She is well known for her books and hand-made paper objects. But to her, dried beans were also an important artistic material, which she used for many years, because of their sound effect, haptic quality, and socio-cultural connotations. Alison Knowles’s first multiple “Bean rolls” is used as a representative example from which to elaborate on the special role of Fluxus aesthetics in her work. The influence of John Cage on Fluxus in general is well known. But it has not yet been researched specifically in relation to Knowles, her work with beans, and the sound aspects for these artworks. Knowles’s choice of beans as an art material will be also analysed from the perspective of image science with comparisons to other works from Baroque to Pop art. Special emphasis will be placed on the emancipatory attitude behind Knowles’s art.

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                Contributors
                Conference
                August 2019
                August 2019
                : 1-7
                Affiliations
                Danube University Krems

                Department for Image Science

                Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, 3500

                Krems - Austria
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/RESOUND19.1
                © Rühse. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of RE:SOUND 2019

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                RE:SOUND 2019 – 8th International Conference on Media Art, Science, and Technology
                RE:SOUND 2019
                8
                Aalborg, Denmark
                August 20-23, 2019
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Media Art, Science, and Technology
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                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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                Electronic Workshops in Computing

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