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Guli Silberstein

often progress from abstraction to clearer context. The combination between sound and visual plays a crucial aspect in tour artistic practice, and in particular we have particularly appreciated the way the soundscape of Field of Infinity provides the visual experience with such an enigmatic and ethereal and a bit unsettling atmosphere: according to Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan there is a 'sense bias' that affects Western societies favoring visual logic, a shift that occurred with the advent of modern alphabet as the eye became more essential than ear: how do you consider the role of sound within your artistic research? Yes - sound makes 50% of the timeline. In the process of editing, sound is literally half of the work. And I see sound as a parallel stream to video, which interacts with the visual layer. Video and audio can be seen as two dimensions that merge into a third dimension which is not sound nor image, but a cinematic experience, or a cognitive and emotional experience. As Michel Chion said - the sound leads us through the images. It’s a time-based element, developing, giving pace to space. It’s a marriage, sound and image, and when they hook up, complex relationships are created. Chion spoke about the merging of sound and image as creating another dimension in which the audio and the visual become one like they always

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existed together, giving materiality to the images that is closer to our inner mind perception of it. It becomes a cognitive image, a projection of our perception.

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