Research activities

Sound / Image

The SOUND/IMAGE Research group is one of the most active clusters in the School of Design. Using practice as a tool of critical enquiry, we investigate the possibilities available to create new aesthetic experiences through a range of audiovisual media technologies.

Exploring both the relationships between sound and the moving image, and the images which sound construct on their own, we are engaged in a wide range of international projects with high profile collaborative partners.

Current Projects:

Over the last seven years we have built an international reputation for hosting public events and conferences. These events seek to bring together creative practitioners and leading academics to share insights and reflect upon the latest audiovisual practices.

Selected Previous Events:

Our internationally significant outputs are published across a range of media, from traditional formats of books and journal articles to creative practice works across film, sound and performance.

Select Publications / Outputs:

  • Sound & Image: Aesthetics and Practices (2021) Routledge, (ed. A. Knight-Hill)
  • Chaos Media: A sonic economy of digital space (2015) Bloomsbury, (S. Kennedy)
  • Future Sounds: The Temporality of Noise (2020) Bloomsbury, (S.Kennedy)
  • Sonic Diegesis: Reality and the Expressive Potential of Sound in Narrative Film (2019) Quarterly Review of Film and Television (A. Knight-Hill)
  • (I)MAGESOUND(S) (2016-2020) - Live Performance Tour - (J. Hobbs & A. Knight-Hill)

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