Sound in IB Art

IB Visual Arts: Sound in IB Art

This is a point of discussion that has yet to be resolved. At the moment, sound elements in work submitted for The Exhibition are not considered as part of the visual arts assessment. Examiners are instructed to "turn off sound" when listening to videos clips. This is because many students simply upload a song or find something online that they use as a soundtrack, which is not the same thing as creating an artistic...

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Comments 4

Ioana Cojocariu 22 January 2018 - 10:51

I would like to adress this issue as it is often a subject of discussion during my art classes. I find it hard to explain and stand behind the IB approach to 'sound in art', when the various visits to the galleries in town show us that sound is a medium used more than often by contemporary artists. We move/teach in a field where the old categories are blurred and new media is emerging. Sound is not one of those, and it has been around since the 60's.
It will be great to incorporated as a media and allow the students to expore it.
/Ioana Cojocariu - VA teacher at Katedralskolan Lund, Sweden

Heather McReynolds 22 January 2018 - 22:08

totally agree!

Becky van Paassen 6 February 2018 - 19:37

Hi Heather,
What about performance art which includes spoken word? Do you recommend the students includes a transcript?

Heather McReynolds 7 February 2018 - 10:03

Ha, interesting Becky, I personally recommend that the exhibtion text states that this piece includes spoken word, and include the sound... hopefully the examiner will decide to listen ;) but thats just my opinion, and yes, she could include the transcript -albeit word count allowing

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