This interview with the creators of the multimedia exhibit The Pull of Horses on National and Local Histories and Identities and its documentary video The Pull of Horses in Urban American Performance, 1860–1920 elucidates sound’s cause-and-effect relationship with horse-suffused culture, as well as sound’s role in recovering and re-performing the past. Curated by Kim Marra and Mark Anderson and sound-designed by Wade Hampton, the pieces “illuminate how horses shaped gender and other human identities and bodies in and beyond the emerging U.S. cultural capital, New York City, during a pivotal era of industrial transformation when 130,000 horses dwelled among 1.85 million people on the island of Manhattan.”
The Pull of Horses: Interview with Kim Marra, Mark Anderson, and Wade Hampton1
Jen Shook is a digital + performance dramaturg whose research and practice live at the intersection of literature, theater, media, digital humanities, cultural memory, and Indigenous and critical race and gender studies. As visiting fellow at Penn State’s Center for Humanities & Information, she’s writing Unghosting Tribalographies: Performing Oklahoma-as-Indian-Territory.
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Jen Shook; The Pull of Horses: Interview with Kim Marra, Mark Anderson, and Wade Hampton. Resonance 1 March 2021; 2 (1): 108–118. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/res.2021.2.1.108
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