Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Black to White: the Fading Process of Intermediality in the Gallery Space

Karen Savage

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The article explores the processes of practice in terms of intermediality, and presents a visual and metaphorical concept for collaborative process. Through the use of a case study, Men in the Wall by Liz Aggiss and Billy Cowie, the gallery is discussed as an intermedial environment. Certain technical devices, such as «the fade» are considered and it is argued that they contribute to the experience of an «other» space, a liminal moment that is at once present and absent, which is achieved through the blend and collision of media. The article concludes by suggesting a metaphorical analogy for the process and practice of intermedial and interdisciplinary work: the mollusc.

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