Thinking Inside the Box: Brian Eno, music, movement and light

Marshall, Kingsley ORCID logoORCID: and Loydell, Rupert ORCID logoORCID: (2016) Thinking Inside the Box: Brian Eno, music, movement and light. Journal of Visual Art Practice, 16 (2). pp. 104-118. ISSN 1470-2029

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Abstract / Summary

In total darkness, or in a very large room, very quietly [Eno,Brian, and Peter Schmidt. (1979). Oblique Strategies. The Authors.]

This article considers how Eno has used simple but innovative ideas,programmes and processes to inform his films, apps and installation work. Avoiding spectacle, noise and complexity, Eno and his collaborators have produced an array of intriguing and engaging visual art works. In T. The New York Times Style Magazine, Eno stated that he ‘was trying to make visual art become more like music, in that it changed the way music changes’ [Eno, Brian.(2013). 'The Record Producer, Sound Conceptualist Futurist and Artist Extraordinaire on the Academy Couch.' New York: Red Bull Music Academy. Accessed April 14, 2014]. Kingsley Marshall and Rupert Loydell use remix, juxtaposition and creative writing, along with more traditional research methods, to cast light onto the ways in which appropriation, process and collaboration have
informed Eno’s creative output. They use Eno’s own words, along with critiques of his work, and writing by those who have inspired him, to consider how Eno creates his quiet rooms and visual music. Each consecutive response here was dictated by the turn of an Oblique Strategies card.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1080/14702029.2016.1195073
Additional Information: 1758-9185 (Online)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eno, Oblique Strategies, collaboration, remix, visual art, sound
ISSN: 1470-2029
Subjects: Technology > Digital Works > Apps
Film & TV > Film > British Film
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Computer Science, Information & General Works
Music > Digital Music
Technology > Digital Works
Arts > Fine Art
Music > Popular Music
Music > Sound Art
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
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Depositing User: Rupert Loydell
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:32


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