"A Framework of Artistic Uses of Large-Scale Multi-Channel Audio and Video Technologies" at Sounding Out the Space Conference

I presented a paper titled "A Framework of Artistic Uses of Large-Scale Multi-Channel Audio and Video Technologies" at the 2017 Sounding Out the Space Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

The paper explores the history of multi-channel electronic sound (ranging from the the 1940 introduction of the Fantasound multi-channel film sound format to modern high-density loudspeaker arrays) and multi-screen video (from the 1927 three-screen Polyvision format of Abel Gance's Napoleon to modern multi-channel video art installations) and presents a shared framework for analyzing these mediums that focuses on their relationships to "polyopty"/polyphony and the relationship of the audience to the physical materiality and contextual positioning of their technologies. The framework is then applied to works by electroacoustic composer Natasha Barrett and video artist Isaac Julien.