Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 17 August 2019

Abstract and Keywords

William Whittington discusses how screen-based art provides alternative approaches to sound design that challenge perception and subjectivity through the manipulation of sound hierarchies, idiosyncratic patterns of design, and customized modes of deployment. His focus on sound is warranted by the observation that sound is often the key element holding works together aesthetically and temporally, because it activates the immersive qualities that many artists strive to establish, and, in this way, he provides a counterbalance to the abundance of critical analyses related to the visual aspects of art. Whittington references a variety of works that highlight issues of unity and disjunction, audibility and intelligibility, and synchronization and synthesis in seeking to strip away narrative logic in order to rewrite expectations in regard to image and sound relations.

Keywords: sound design, museums, art, immersion, memory, perception and subjectivity

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.