WOMEN IN ELECTRONIC SOUND ART AND GENDER IN-EQUALITY
MAJOR DISSERTATION 10,000 words
How does Gender In-Equality affect Women in Electronic Sound Art and what are the Potentialities to foster Equality?
In this research paper, the discussion unfolds about three pioneering women within electronic sound art - Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire and Björk Guðmundsdóttir; observing via a multifaceted lens of inequality. It entails philosophical, social-psychological, gender and minor cultural and technological aspects. This thesis investigates how social inequality affects women in electronic sound art, they decide to act upon the attempt of subjectivity (Butler, 2003 p. 2), and what the further potentialities could be to foster equality. The specially chosen electronic sound artists of the discussion bring forth strong characters of personality who withstood ongoing attempts of social overpowering in their creative work field. The argument of inequality reiterates, that social relations of any kind frame people as such. Therefore, according to Judith Butler, being in a state of subjectivity or being subjected to either a person or institution and being conscious or not of the actual process taking place. The affect, if accepted, causes inequalities fundamentally. Please find an abstract of the dissertation.