Mapping the Studio (Fat Chance Matmos): The artistís workspace in sound and visual arts.
University of Sussex
Last modified: September 3, 2007
Presentation date: 11/24/2006 8:00 PM in McR 028
Hierarchy of the Senses: Non-descriptive Sound versus Visual Imagery
Controversy around the concept of whether or not visual artists should be using sound to accompany visual material or whether sound installations should incorporate visual art has highlighted the hierarchical-like structure of the senses throughout the past decade.
"All sound performance entails some form of visual listening as audiences construct relationships between what they see and what they hear." (Maloney, K., 2005:2)
Maloney (2005) suggests that sound artists who deliberately combine visual imagery in performance seem to be eliminating the possibility for sound to stand-alone and be interpreted as an art form in its own right. Is sound considered to be an "art form" though? I would suggest that sound is a "neglected art".
The full paper has been published in Culture Machine 9 (2007), Recordings under the same title, Mapping the Studio (Fat Chance Matmos): Sonic Culture, Visual Arts and the Artist's Studio.