Ghostly Transmedia: Julian House and Hauntological Audio-Vision

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This chapter explores the transmedia work of Julian House, a founding member of the design company Intro and the record label Ghost Box. House’s output includes record covers, music videos, music, posters, idents, and film credits. I analyse some of the aesthetic traits that characterise House’s practice across media, including an engagement with time, history, and processes of media ageing, and relate this to concepts including retro, nostalgia, hauntology and ‘occult psychedelia’. I argue that, through his use of collage techniques and his reliance on found footage, House’s work combines higher end media practice with a lo-fi aesthetic, merging commercial and avant-garde impulses to produce a mode of “boutique transmedia.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraveling Music Videos
EditorsTomas Jirsa, Mathias Bonde Korsgaard
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)9781501398001, 9781501398018
ISBN (Print)9781501397998
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2023

Publication series

Name New Approaches to Sound, Music, and Media

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