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The Future is Past - Sonic Scrying in Film

COLECLOUGH, Sharon (2017) The Future is Past - Sonic Scrying in Film. In: Resonant Edge Symposium, 13th-17th June 2017, Edge Hill University. (Unpublished)

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Cinema’s visions of possible futures hold tales of both dystopian and utopian scenarios and we are willing to accept either a destination which is built upon and alongside our cultural and architectural history, or one that has cleared away former and familiar iterations to show us a fate of metal and glass, the go to materials of our technological white hot destiny.

While our visions may change and be based upon aesthetic guesswork, the sonic environment plays a different role for us as spectators and indeed as consumers. It is the sound of the future which is most central to our understanding and experience of the now and possible then. Our relationship to film sound, its prophesies and our embrace of its augury is an overlooked element of cinema. It is sound which grounds the leaps of visual faith that film provides and it is sound that finds it place within our present far more quickly than any aspect of a future driven mise-en-scene.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sound; Future; Film; Sonics
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Film, Media and Journalism
Event Title: Resonant Edge Symposium
Event Location: Edge Hill University
Event Dates: 13th-17th June 2017
Depositing User: Sharon COLECLOUGH
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2020 10:53
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:58

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