Sound in Contemporary Art

IB Visual Arts: Sound in Contemporary Art

Go to any cutting edge contemporary art fair, show, Biennale and you will find artists using sound as a medium, as well as the usual more familiar tools of visual artists.Sound Art is Art which uses sound both as its medium (what it is made out of) and as its subject (what it is about) -Tate art termsInterested in discussing the role of Sound in IB Art? On January 21 the new page Sound in IB Art will be live.


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Comments 4

Martin Cullen 12 January 2018 - 22:11

And yet our students can't submit sound can they?

Heather McReynolds 13 January 2018 - 18:26

Hi Martin, you are correct, examiners are instructed not to listen to sound. I am publishing a new site page on the topic of sound specifically in IB ART -the oage will be live on January 21 so be sure to check back in and join the conversation!

phil Gunderson 17 January 2018 - 10:22

Hi Heather I have a student who has made a sound track and a film. The sound track is pretty important to the film, which is part of an installation.... can you advise how this will be assessed?

Heather McReynolds 19 January 2018 - 20:56

Hi Phil, just preparing a new site page on SOUND in IB Art, will be live in a few days so check back in.....but i advise to write about this in the Curatorial rationale to signal to the examiner the important role of sound in this piece...(even if they dont listen to it)


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