The new analogue: media archaeology as creative practice in 21st century audiovisual art

Hyde, J (2020) 'The new analogue: media archaeology as creative practice in 21st century audiovisual art.' In: Knight-Hill, A, ed. Sound and image: aesthetics and practices. Focal Press, Waltham, MA. ISBN 9780367271466 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

This chapter discusses retrospective trends in music and audiovisual art, sometimes known as Hauntology. It discusses a renewed interest in analogue tools and techniques, but positions this as a reaction against digital technologies, and a successor to the Glitch movement of the 1990s. It examines hybrid analogue/digital approaches, particularly in the context of ‘maker culture’, and looks at the evolution of these approaches into modular systems for audio and video. It argues that a new kind of material of sound and light is emerging, a successor to the Structuralist film of the 1960s. It concludes that this can be seen as a creative approach to Media Archeology and a collapsing of media history, linked to ethical and environmental concerns around technology, and part of a broader questioning of the idea of societal progress. It discusses seminal works of 21 st Century audiovisual art through an exposition of technical and aesthetic development, where possible focusing on communities and schools of thought/practice rather than individual artists.

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Divisions: Bath School of Music & Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2020 15:49
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