There Is No Soundtrack

There Is No Soundtrack Rethinking Art, Media, and the Audio-Visual Contract - Rethinking Art's Histories

Hardback (07 Jul 2020) | English

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Synopsis

There is no soundtrack is a study of how sound and image produce meaning in contemporary experimental media art by artists ranging from Chantal Akerman to Nam June Paik to Tanya Tagaq. It contextualises these works and artists through key ideas in sound studies: voice, noise, listening, the soundscape and more. The book argues that experimental media art produces radical and new audio-visual relationships challenging the visually dominated discourses in art, media and the human sciences. In addition to directly addressing what Jonathan Sterne calls 'visual hegemony', it also explores the lack of diversity within sound studies by focusing on practitioners from transnational and diverse backgrounds. As such, it contributes to a growing interdisciplinary scholarship, building new, more complex and reverberating frameworks to collectively sonify the study of culture.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9781526142122
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 709.0501
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 636g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 28mm