Interdisciplinary Arts

Interdisciplinary Arts

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(Interdisciplinary)”意旨着多种类型和知识领域的混搭,理论上,“跨领域艺术”亦即是多种艺术类型和知识的交融结合。

创造性写作,表演艺术,音乐,戏剧和视觉艺术等传统艺术类型在跨领域艺术里实现交融性地合作,共同朝着同一个目标来完成最终的作品。

“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。

跨领域艺术旨在打破艺术形式和类型的局限,追更自由的艺术表达和更多艺术才能和知识的磨合,它为不同类型的艺术和渴望作品更富创造性的艺术家们搭建了一座桥梁。跨领域艺术有赖于不同类型艺术的合作,常见于表演艺术,不间断表演(现场表演)或录像艺术等。

跨领域艺术家Bambang N Karim

多媒体艺术孕育了Bambang的艺术创作之路,对数字媒体领域的孜孜探索使他不断实现了现场表演和多媒体技术的结合创作。

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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