Sound-Image Relations in Art, Media and Perception
2-3 September 2009

The goal of the international symposium is an interdisciplinary exchange among the theoretical and aesthetic thematic fields of the project. At the intersection of different academic disciplines the conference touches, among others, on art and music studies, media and art theory, media archeology, and the history of media technology. Artistic presentations are integrated in the course of the conference to stimulate the dialogue between art and science.


Wednesday, 2 September, 2009, 7:30 pm
Opening Performance
Chris Salter in conversation with Tony Conrad
followed by a performance by Tony Conrad

Thursday, 3 September, 2009, 10 am - 7:30 pm

10:00 – 10:30 Introduction
Dieter Daniels
Director Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research, Linz

Sandra Naumann
Academic Staff Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research, Linz

10:30 am – 12:30 pm Panel 1
Media Art – Visual Art: Divergence or Dialogue?

Christian Höller
Author, curator, editor and co-publisher springerin, Vienna
»Deaf Dumb Mute Blind. Zum künstlerischen Umgang mit (popkulturellen) Bild-Ton-Beziehungen« (Deaf Dumb Mute Blind. On artistic ways of dealing with [pop cultural] Image -Sound Relations)

Chris Salter
Assistant Professor of Digital Media Concordia University, Montreal
»Saturation versus Silence: Audio-Visual Perception in the Visual and Media Arts«

David Rokeby
Artist, Toronto
»Life in the Feedback Loop«

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Panel 2
Art, Science and Technology: Instruments or Artworks?

Birgit Schneider
Dilthey Scholarship of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, University of Potsdam, Institute of Arts and Media
»Von hörenden Augen und sehenden Ohren. Elemente einer Geschichte der Medienästhetik unterschiedlicher Verhältnisse von Ton und Bild« (Of hearing eyes and seeing ears. Elements of a history of the media aesthetics of different relations of sound and image)

Yvonne Spielmann
Chair of New Media, University of the West of Scotland, School of Creative Industries, Glasgow
»Early Video Tools – Some Refections on Co-Creativity«

Golan Levin
Golan Levin, Artist / Associate Professor of Electronic Art and Director of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
»On the creation, experience and research of audiovisual interactive art« – a conversation with Katja Kwastek
Vice-Director Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research., Linz

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Panel 3
Art and Music: Intermediality – Intermodality – Interdisciplinarity?

Branden W. Joseph
Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Columbia University, New York, Department of Art History and Archaeology
»Biomusic and the End of Representation«

Helga de la Motte-Haber
Technical University Berlin, Institute of Language and Communication, Department Musicology
»Augenmusik – Hörbilder.«
(Eye Music - Audio Images. Laudatio for the prize-winner of the Media.Art.Research Award)

Winner Media.Art.Research. Award 2009 for »Eye hEar: Music, Art, Film & the Culture of Synesthesia«:
Simon Shaw-Miller
Senior Lecturer and Head of School, School of History of Art, Film & Visual Media, Birkbeck College, University of London
»Syncretism: Art and Music in the Modern Period«

7.00 pm Closing Performance

(Birgit Schneider & Andreas Eberlein, Berlin)
»Fouriertanzformation I + II«
Sound-Vision performance with two overhead projectors

Overall direction of the symposium
Dieter Daniels and Sandra Naumann

Ludwig Boltzmann Institut Medien.Kunst.Forschung.
Kollegiumgasse 2, 4010 Linz

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, 4020 Linz