Small documentation excerpts from my audiovisual installation piece shown in London Nov 2012.
Is there such a thing as Sound Art? And if so, what is it?
There seems to be no absolute consensus as to what might constitute Sound Art, the only generally recognised criteria being, perhaps, the presence of some sonic element (whether audible or inaudible, material or conceptual) and artistic intention. But deciding the point at which the sonic and the intention begin or end seems to be up to each individual person – ultimately there are as many definitions of the category as there are people questioned.
Sound Art? Is an investigation of the blurriness of artistic categories, an attempt to obliquely arrive at a definition and perhaps show the usefulness, or otherwise, of such a definition.
The work’s aim is to throw up questions and provide start-points for debate, more than provide answers.
Many thanks go to the wonderful individuals who kindly took part in the interviews which made up the material of these piece:
Matthew Lee Knowles
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