Interdisciplinary is an adjective word, and it means relating to more than one branch of knowledge. So interdisciplinary art literally means art that consist of more than one branch (genre) of art.
There are many conventional/traditional art genres, like creative writing, performance art, music, theatre, and visual arts, etc. Through interdisciplinary arts, there are two or more of those genres were amalgamated together into the direction and final product.
Although the term of interdisciplinary art rarely being found in the art history, there are many artists has been doing it. William Blake for example, the classic poet-printmaker-mystic is considered as one of interdisciplinary artist. His works “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” is one of the testaments of interdisciplinary art. In the modern era, video artists Bill Viola, musician-poet-film maker-graphic artist Yoko Ono, and composer-choreographer-director Meredith Monk are the best example of interdisciplinary artist.
Interdisciplinary art is about freedom of expression and honing multiple skills and talent. It is a way to build a bridge among different genre of arts, and any artist whose desire is to investigate and integrate different way in creativity.
The methodology of interdisciplinary arts often relies on collaboration. The product can be a performance art, durational performance art (live art), or video art.
Bambang N Karim as an interdisciplinary artist
The field that Bambang was raised in art is media art. The benchmark of his media exploration is signified by the interactivity and incorporation of the live performance with the realm of digital technology.
Kali is a perfect example of his recent interdisciplinary artwork. Using William Blake work as a framework of a story – The Marriage of Heaven and Hell – Kali is an amalgamation of media art, theatre, dance, music and sound.
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跨领域艺术 Interdisciplinary Arts
“跨领域艺术”作为术语在艺术史上鲜被提到，但历史上已出现过许多以“跨领域”的方式来创作的艺术家。英国诗人、版画家，神秘主义者William Blake就是跨领域艺术家的一例，他的诗画作品《天堂与地狱的婚姻》（The Marriage of Heaven and Hell）是一个跨领域艺术创作的绝好见证。在当代艺术史上，跨领域艺术的代表人物有录像艺术家Bill Viola；集音乐人、诗人、电影制作人和图像艺术家等多重身份的小野洋子；以及身兼制作人、舞蹈编导和导演于一身的Meredith Monk等。
跨领域艺术家Bambang N Karim
Kali是他近期的跨领域艺术作品的绝佳例子。Kali以William Blake 的诗画杰作《天堂与地狱的婚姻》（The Marriage of Heaven and Hell）作为故事框架，成功融合了多媒体艺术、戏剧、舞蹈、音乐和声像等范畴的混搭和应用。
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