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date: 22 November 2019

Intermedia artlocked

  • David Bithell


The term intermedia art describes creative work that makes artistic connections between disciplines. When used in contrast to “multimedia” it is meant to imply a sense of integration of diverse media rather than just the presence of multiple media. The term came into prominence through a 1965 article by the Fluxus artist Dick Higgins and was used to characterize a large body of work that did not fit into discrete studio art practices. Increasingly, intermedia art has grown to incorporate digital and emerging technologies and to rely on the ability for digital data to be easily mapped from one medium (e.g. visual image or sound) to another.

See also Experimental music theater; Fluxus; New media; Performance art; Sound installation; Sound sculpture .

R. Goldberg: Performance Art—From Futurism to the Future (London, 2001) D. Higgins and H. Higgins: “Intermedia,” Leonardo, 34/1 (2001), 49–54 S. Dixon: Digital Performance—a History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation...

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