Christine Ellison will present at ‘The Noises of Art’ conference at The School of Art, Aberystwyth University, in collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre and The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. 4th –6th September 2013.
The boundary between visual art and aural modes of creative practice is porous. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, artists, musicians, and writers have crossed over into one another’s domains in order to extend their field of competence, to collaborate on audio-visual works, to establish theoretical and methodological correlations, or to operate and cooperate in the interstice of their disciplines.
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.