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Sound in film as inner movement: imagination in perception?

Output: Contribution to conferenceC3: Conference - meeting abstract

In this lecture I discuss listening to sound in film from the perspective of motor imagery and listening as an act, to question the role of imagination, emerging from sound in film.

In accordance with Husserl’s analysis of intentional acts motivated by kinaesthetic and pre-reflective experiences and Merleau-Ponty’s definition of abstract movement in relation to a situated body, I present an analysis of the experience of two different recorded sounds in an (imagined) visual context. Combining sound and image, I put the question concerning the heautonomy of sound (as sound, not as music or spoken word) in the perception or imagination of an audiovisual image. In this way I investigate if it is possible that sound evokes its own motor imagery in combination with but also independent from an image.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2-Dec-2011

ID: 9554727