Panel: Voicing Electronic Arts
This paper introduces the panel’s key themes in relation to vocal aesthetics: voice as inter-subjective, paradoxical, uncanny, intimate – determined by, and determining of, spatial relationships. It discusses inter-disciplinary theoretical approaches to voice and uses specific examples from media arts to discuss modalities and techniques of voice. Finally, it looks at how the current digital and networked moment is opening new possibilities for artists working with voice on the one hand, and how on the other hand, attention to vocal aesthetics is helping us to understand such currently ubiquitous phenomena as authenticity effect and performativity.
- Norie Neumark is Professor and Chair in Media and Cinema at La Trobe University (AU) and Director of the Centre for Creative Arts. She is a sound/media artist who makes sound and radiophonic work and collaborates with visual artist, Maria Miranda on media art works that have been exhibited widely internationally. She publishes on sound and media art, most recently as lead editor and contributor to Voice: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media (MIT Press, 2010). out-of-sync.com
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