Courting Power: Discussion and Analysis of a Courtroom-based Art Installation informed by a Legal Historical Case Study

Latchem, Johannah and Rutherford, Helen (2021) Courting Power: Discussion and Analysis of a Courtroom-based Art Installation informed by a Legal Historical Case Study. Law and Humanities. ISSN 1752-1483 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/17521483.2021.1983265

Abstract

Courting Power, a courtroom-based art installation by Johannah Latchem presented in the Guildhall, Newcastle upon Tyne in 2018 explored how the acoustics and architecture of the unique courtroom at the Guildhall silenced or facilitated the voices of those involved in its judicial processes. Artistic and scientific approaches were employed in the investigation of the court’s abundant acoustic history and these were linked to a micro-study of the trial and sentence of Margaret Hebbron, a ‘woman of the town’. The discussion and analysis of the trial and conviction of Margaret Hebbron were central to the courtroom-based art installation and its development and demonstrate the merits of adopting an integrative approach to encourage resonance, for today’s audiences. Both Courting Power, and the discussion in this paper, are cross-disciplinary and draw upon practice-led research in fine art, acoustic science, and legal history.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: fine-art, law, history, courtroom
Subjects: M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2021 14:56
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2021 11:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46730

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