Theresa Henriette Peuker, Julie Lingren Pedersen, Melanie Myhlendorph Thorgrimson & Nadia Helbo Køhler

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study investigates how a sound installation via its design can encourage interaction between audiences in the public space. The paper includes theories about liveness, performance and space in order to examine how, or if, social relations within the audience on the location, have an influence on a performance. Further theories about design and music are included with the purpose of investigating how design can be altered to fit our criteria of success. Firstly, the paper will explain the concept and process behind the choice to work with sound installation in collaboration with UHØRT Festival. Secondly, participant observation will be dis-cussed critically as a method to collect information and the positive and negatives that comes from that. The aforementioned theory and more will be used throughout the analysis to investi-gate and discuss observations from three different locations in order to examine how location, audience and other circumstances have an influence on the results. Second part of the analysis will focus on design, sound installations, music genre and public space. In a final discussion, experience design theory by Joseph Pine and James Gilmore will be dis-cussed alongside liveness theory by Peggy Phelan. Their different views on audience participa-tion during performances and the question about whether or not an audience can be classified as passive will be discussed. The main conclusion suggests the sound installation has a bigger success rate in more fast paced cities like Copenhagen and with a younger audience. The choice of music genre is important to consider when targeting an audience in a public space as popular genres tend to keep more participants interested and engaged for longer. Design needs to be developed with the specific location(s) in mind as space plays a significant role regarding liveness.

UddannelserPerformance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato30 maj 2015


  • Design
  • Richard Schechner
  • Pine & Gilmore
  • liveness
  • Oplevelsesdesign
  • Rum
  • Performance
  • Publikum