'In the book, Paul Hegarty provides insight into and evidence of the audiovisual nature of video arts as it turns out to play a key role in contemporary crossmedia practices. He argues that sound and image in video are different yet connected to each other. With this study, Hegarty challenges the understanding of hearing and seeing and gives us a comprehensive account of intermedial and synaesthetic exchanges in the artistic practices of sound and visual materials. From video installations in the nineties to large scale projections and datastreaming of encoded information in today's expanded media environments, the book's discoursive approach bridges the gap between sound and visual studies. The work sets a new tone fro readjustments and critical engagement with multi-sensorial processes in our still predominantly "visually" conceived culture.' - excerpted from back cover.

Including a bibliography and an index.
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Chapter headings
Introduction: How Video Works and how it Sounds
Expanding Cinema
Bruce Nauman and the Audiospatial
Body as Screen
Gary Hill, Seeing Language
Bill Viola, Elemental Ambience
Dan Graham, Stan Douglas, Laurie Anderson, Dara Birnbaum: Performing Musically
Christian Marclay, the Medium as Multiple
Pipilotti Rist, Immersing
Pierre Huyghe, Repurposing Sound
Steve McQueen, The Destabilizing Ground
Jane and Louise Wilson, an Other Index
Total Screen (Ryoji Ikeda, Carsten Nicolai, Granular Synthesis)
Ryan Trecartin, Videocore
End: Elizabeth Price, Noise Capture
Rumour and Radiation: Sound in Video Art
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Rumour and Radiation: Sound in Video Art