Art Term


The term multi-media describes artworks made from a range of materials and include an electronic element such as audio or video

The term was first used in the 1960s to describe events such as those staged by Andy Warhol with the rock group the Velvet Underground, under the title of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, which combined music, performance, film and lighting.

Since the late 1970s multi-media has come to define an artwork that uses a combination of electronic media, which could include video, film, audio and computers.