Outline of chapters for my research paper:
The first chapter of this study discusses the history of sound in the arts as well as socio-political circumstances that influenced the auditory sensation of sound, noise and music. This is discussed within the framework of past and reoccurring artistic movements in combination with changes in musical history. This chapter also intends to indicate a shift from purely ‘visual’ art to ‘audiovisual’ art, as well as the change in spaces (such as gallery spaces) in which both mediums are presented or exhibited. The second chapter aims to establish the properties or principles of sound art in comparison with or as identified in the visual arts, with reference to theories such as Nicolas Bourriaud’s theory on ‘relational aesthetics’. The third chapter applies aforementioned theories to the iconography and iconology of chosen artworks. This chapter aims to show the underrated presence of the corresponding relationship between the cross-disciplinary fields of the visual and the auditory, and how the combination of the two ultimately enhance atmospheric or embodied experiences of installation art, performance art, music, sound art and ‘soundscapes’.