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      Re-Volution Sampler – The Aesthetics of a Participatory Archive of Political Songs

      RE:SOUND 2019 – 8th International Conference on Media Art, Science, and Technology (RE:SOUND 2019)
      Media Art, Science, and Technology
      August 20-23, 2019
      Aesthetics, Assemblage, Audio, Engagement of participants, Performing archive, Sound recording


            This article describes and reflects upon the Re-Volution Sampler installation; an exploratory work to investigate how sonic archival material can be disseminated in engaging ways. The Re-Volution Sampler is a participatory installation which consist of a multi-layered assemblage of sonic documents. Ten political songs represent a multi-lingual mix of international, European and local Danish titles from the last decades. Participants can listen to songs and sing along, applaud, cheer or add verbal comments; they can also start new recordings. During an evaluation period of one week at a semi-public location, qualitative and quantitative methods are employed to collect data on the installation's engaging properties. We observe lively, shared and constructive interactions; that the participation is at the same time restrained; and that questions of power relationships surface as an essential aspect to navigate. The intended empowering effect of the installation appears uncertain and requires further investigation.


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            August 2019
            August 2019
            : 122-131
            [0001]IT University

            Copenhagen, DK
            © Cermak-Sassenrath et al. 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
            Aalborg, Denmark
            August 20-23, 2019
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Media Art, Science, and Technology

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/RESOUND19.20
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Performing archive,Assemblage,Sound recording,Aesthetics,Audio,Engagement of participants


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