Sound Art

IB Visual Arts: Sound Art

Art which uses sound both as its medium (what it is made out of) and as its subject (what it is about)Go to the Tate webpage dedicated to sound art to learn about its" history,( did you know sound art existed as early as the 1930s?), and about other artists working in this medium. Remember John Cage? Kurt Schwitters?( does visual art need to be visual?)There is a new generation of "visual "artists working with sound...


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Comments 3

Pauline Dubos 27 January 2017 - 11:57

Hello: I agree with Martin, and my students are also disappointed since the music, been a complement or support of the visual, it could be considered as "element or principle of art"? as important as light, color, balance, space in film making

Liz Jones 27 March 2017 - 07:41

Hi, I am in full agreement as well - I've several students who have incorporated music/sound into their artworks and it bolsters and supports and in some cases walks in tandem with the visuals. How this can be disregarded by a ruling not only disappoints me but I see it as restricting the way in which art is progressing. Surely the IB should be open to all forms of art? I have a daft question though - when we upload the video files - does the sound magically disappear from the formatting? If not - are we then relying on the examiners to disable their sound?

Heather McReynolds 27 March 2017 - 19:07

Im glad we are having this conversation... eventually it might get heard and will be changed.. in the meantime, dont worry, just upload the video with sound and the examiners will "ignore" ( basically we are told not to mark the sound element)


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