Author(s): Carol Vernallis; Holly Rogers; Lisa Perrott
Series: New Approaches to Sound, Music, and Media
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2020
Transmedia Directors focuses on artist-practitioners who work across media, platforms, and disciplines, including film, television, music video, commercials, and the internet. Working in the age of media convergence, today’s em/impresarios project a distinctive style that points toward a new contemporary aesthetics. The media they engage with enrich their practices – through film and television (with its potential for world-building and sense of the past and future), music video (with its audiovisual aesthetics and rhythm), commercials (with their ability to project a message quickly), the internet (with its refreshed concepts of audience and participation), to larger forms like restaurants and amusement parks (with their materiality alongside today’s digital aesthetics). These directors encourage us to reassess concepts of authorship, assemblage, transmedia, audiovisual aesthetics, and world-building.
Providing a vital resource for scholars and practitioners, this collection weaves together insights about artist-practitioners’ collaborative processes as well as strategies for composition, representation, subversion, and resistance.