The poetics of negativity in sound based artistic practice

Carlos Eduardo Soares (Caeso)
experimental music, failure, negative, sound art
Started in 2021



By means of exploring its negative connotations as a disruptive force beyond its immediate aesthetic implications, failure is a poetic strategy used in order for artworks to subsist apart from a possible 'tracing back' to standard approaches. This research proposal focuses on the investigation of the poetic potentials of negativity through the exploitation of failure in sound based artistic practices - a context that has not been extensively addressed. Investigations should be conducted through practice-as-research, as there is no substantial repertoire which clearly relates to the subject, requiring critical and creative engagement to develop new ways to address it through an artistic perspective.