In the silence of my lonely room is a performance piece about disrupting the beautifying routine women are expected to perform daily through sound.The act of “beautifying” oneself by dressing up and putting on makeup & jewelry is historically associated with the core of femininity - and is itself a product of the male gaze. Is the beautifying ritual women go through on a daily basis an act of conformity or resilience? The performance subverts the delicate nature of these daily activities by distorting and defiguring sound through computer vision, analog synthesizers & audio digital manipulation.
Performance piece made for New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) class at ITP / NYU.
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