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Title:

The “Floating Herstories” Sound Project: a Helical Collaborative Process

Subtitle:

Ethnologia Polona 39 2018 (2019)

Creator:

Gugolati, Maica ; Ramirez, Jorge

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Date issued/created:

2019

Description:

ill. ; 24 cm

Subject and Keywords:

Trinidad & Tobago ; seashell ; audio-electronics ; orality ; art-anthropology ; morphology

Abstract:

This article describes the sound project “Floating Herstories” in all its levels: from its conception and development, to its trial in the field on the island of Trinidad, in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Inspired by the childhood experience of hearing a shell on Caribbean seashores, this sound work uses seashells as the medium to transmit stories narrated by women authors from Trinidad. Co-written by its two authors, this article describes the multidisciplinary construction of the project, involving the participation of the three narrators of the soundtrack. Following a situated heritage of storytelling, “Floating Herstories” aims to tell stories collected poetically by the Caribbean Sea. The trial with the finished prototype conveyed the reactions of the population in situ, from which we gathered some meanings about the experience of both telling a story and listening to one. On this basis, the article sets out some questions about the value of silence and selected sound in a familiar or estranged context.

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Relation:

Ethnologia Polona

Volume:

39

Start page:

51

End page:

70

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/octet-stream

Resource Identifier:

0137-4079 ; doi:10.23858/EthP39.2018.004

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 366 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 367 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 368 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

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Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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