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 Artwork YICCA - International Contest of Contemporary Art


String of Leading Sinews

by Alicia Proudfoot - Canada




I ♥ YICCA

Stories of family told through the music of an old couch. The insides of the couch have been gutted to hold a wooden resonant chamber of a harp. String of Leading Sinews is an english translation from Edward Bunting'sThe Ancient Music of Ireland (1841) where there harp becomes human through melody. The couch is a monolith, a symbolic figure of family that the musician must tightly embrace to play all the strings. This piece is a performance of domesticity and a playing through of all the complex emotions for those we care for. 

Image from New Music of Edmonton Society, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Artwork Details

Mix Media - Other
Artwork Size - Width 91 | Height 182 | Depth 60
Created on 17 September 2017