Appel à communication : « The Noises of Art: Audiovisual Practice in History, Theory and Culture »

The Noises of Art: Audiovisual Practice in History, Theory and Culture

Aberystwyth, September 4 – 06, 2013

Deadline: Mar 30, 2013

The conference addresses what is arguably the most prolific, varied,
and groundbreaking period in the coming together, exchange, and mutual
influence of visual art and sound-based practices (such as music and
the spoken word). It aims to explore (principally) the visual artist’s
engagement with sound, noise, music, and text while at the same time
recognizing that there is a traffic of musicians, sound artists, and
text artists moving in the opposite direction, who aspire to cultivate
visual analogues for their work. Thus, the conference is situated at
the intersection of several movements that are converging upon a point
of visual-audio synthesis and exchange. In general, although not
exclusively, the forum will provide and the opportunity to:

draw together visual artists and text-based artists who also use sound
as a mode of creative production as well as musicians and sound- or
noise-based artists who also use images (static or kinetic) as a mode
of creative production; discuss, describe, exemplify, and present
individual and collaborative practice; examine the commonalities,
distinctives, and relationship of image, sound, and aural text in terms
of their essence, methodologies, technologies, theories, aesthetics,
historical trajectories, and modes of discourse; explore audio-visual
practice from the perspective of cognitive, perceptual, and
psychological studies.

We welcome abstracts for 20-minute-long papers, in all media and on any
periods and regions, that deal with either case studies or broader
methodological, theoretical, and historical questions, as well as
proposals for improvisatory projects or presentations of
20-minute duration that can be performed at the conference. Please send
either abstracts of 250–300 words or proposals of 700 words (including
sample image (JPEG format) and sound or video files (mp3 or mp4
format), where appropriate) and a short biography of 100–150 words, and
all inquiries to Sophie Bennett ( by 30 March 2013.

For more information, please visit

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: The Noises of Art (Aberystwyth, 4-6 Sep 2013). In: H-ArtHist, Feb
28, 2013. <>.

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