eye(aɪ)–ear(ɪə(r)) is variously a group, a forum, a network, a community, an attitude, a perception, a way of thinking and doing, an interface, and a platform.
It was established in 2010 and is situated at the School of Art, Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK. We want to provide a context for the intermodal, intermedial, and interdisciplinary study of vision and audition. It is directed at visual artists, performance artists, dancers, choreographers, musicians, sonic artists, text practitioners, and computer scientists with an interest in audiovisual technologies.
Our aims are to:
- encourage a creative interplay between image-, sound-, and text-based activities
- engage the history and theory of these interactions
- explore the questions and issues faced by practitioners and theoreticians who seek to work outside the boundaries of their habitual discipline
- facilitate an exchange of ideas, collaborative projects, and occasions for practitioners to perform or exhibit audiovisual artworks
- develop links between academics, independent (and groups of) professionals, enthusiastic members of the public, and relevant public institutions.
Membership of eye(aɪ)–ear(ɪə(r)) is open to academic staff from all departments in Aberystwyth University (and other universities too), academic-support staff, students, professionals, and members of institutions outside academia.
This website represents the launch pad and hub of eye(aɪ)–ear(ɪə(r)). It presents an overview of events, activities, projects, and participants; information about the future development of the concept; and a blog through which to share experience and expertise, network, and for discussion.
Both eye(aɪ)–ear(ɪə(r)) and its website are self-defining. They will grow and transform in response to the constitution and needs of the participating community. If you wish to become a member of that community, please contact us.