Jack Dodd / Digital Music and Sound Arts MA

The piece looks at our relationship with fear and confinement as human beings, yet also draws in our relationship with animals as a hegemonic entity on the planet. The various uses of unnerving sounds constructed using distressed animals and their displaced activity, coupled with elevator music questions why the creation of such sounds is necessary. By coupling connotations of stress to methods that attempt to prevent stress, the mind is left in an un-eased state.

The main question: why is this? And does it have something to do with our behaviour as a species which confines our own (enslavement) or controls other species in the form of trophies (in zoos). It became clear that the piece was mostly about ‘control’.

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