Intermedia Narrative as a Phenomenon of Contemporary Artistic Communication


With the changes taking place in contemporary art, aesthetic values have become an insufficient criterion for evaluating artworks. Nowadays, the intermedial narrative is shaped by the aesthetics of analogue and digital media, which can be mixed and combined, enriching the new artistic message they create as a result of media interrelations. This type of activity is most timely and expected by the 21st century art viewer.
An example of such concepts in art may be the intermedia project entitled ‘Photographic Scores - Dream of Podlasie,’ which is a musical improvisational analysis and interpretation of a sequence of photographs devoted to Podlasie, touching on various social and cultural issues of the region. The project was created by a group of Polish musicians improvisers of avant-garde electroacoustic music called ‘Mud Cavaliers.’ The name of the group is already a provocative gesture. The premise of the project is the journey of the musicians inside their own imagination according to a photographic score. The recipient, during the concert, discovers with the ensemble musically interpreted in the moment, photographs.
During the presentation, the Mud Cavaliers project will be discussed, as well as the author's interactive dance project (a choreographic-audiovisual installation created in collaboration with a visual artist), which was created as a result of inspiration from the project. The dance performance (in augmented reality) will make use of dance and new technologies, constituting a compositional metasystem in which different aspects of the dance environment (dancer, movement, sound and space with photographs), intertwine in new configurations.

Author Information
Monika Karwaszewska, Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Poland
Beata Oryl, Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Poland

Paper Information
Conference: KAMC2023
Stream: Arts - Performing Arts Practices: Theater

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Posted by James Alexander Gordon