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Interfaces of performance

Interfaces of performance

Jefferies, Janis; Zerihan, Rachel; Chatzichristodoulou, Maria

This collection of essays and interviews investigates current practices that expand our understanding and experience of performance through the use of state-of-the-art technologies. It brings together leading practitioners, writers and curators who explore the intersections between theatre, performance and digital technologies, challenging expectations and furthering discourse across the disciplines. As technologies become increasingly integrated into theatre and performance, Interfaces of Performance revisits key elements of performance practice in order to investigate emergent paradigms. To do this five concepts integral to the core of all performance are foregrounded, namely environments, bodies, audiences, politics of practice and affect

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Published Farnham: Ashgate, c2009
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Maria Chatzichristodoulou, Janis Jefferies, Rachel Zerihan
ISBN: 0754698432, 9780754675761, 9780754698432
Note: This collection of essays and interviews investigates current practices that expand our understanding and experience of performance through the use of state-of-the-art technologies. It brings together leading practitioners, writers and curators who explore the intersections between theatre, performance and digital technologies, challenging expectations and furthering discourse across the disciplines... To do this five concepts integral to the core of all performance are foregrounded, namely environments, bodies, audiences, politics of practice and affect... The focus is on the ideas, objectives and concerns of the artists who integrate technologies into their work.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvi, 216 p. : ill., ports.
Series: Digital research in the arts and humanities
Subject: Performing arts Technique.; Performance art; Digital media; Technology and the arts.; Technological innovations; Performing arts Technological innovations.; Performing arts; Performance
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Digital research in the arts and humanities.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.

Contents

  1. Introduction, Maria Chatzichristodoulou and Rachel Zerihan
  2. Creative media: performance, invention, critique, Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska
  3. Part 1 Environments: Environments, interactions and beings: the ecology of performativity and technics, Chris Salter
  4. Blurring the boundaries: performance, technology and the artificial sublime - an interview with Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli, igloo, Janis Jefferies. Part 2 Bodies: Orlan-vertigo/self-touching-you, Simon Donger
  5. The path to silence, AllucquÚre Rosanne Stone. Part 3 Audiences: Reactivation: performance, mediatization, and the present moment, Philip Auslander
  6. Moving audiences: strategies of exposure in the work of Gob Squad, Patrick Primavesi
  7. How to kidnap your audiences: an interview with Matt Adams from Blast Theory, Maria Chatzichristodoulou. Part 4 Politics: The tendency to 'trans-': the political aesthetics of the biogrammatic zone, Sher Doruff
  8. Guillermo G¾mez-Pe±a: ethno-techno politics, Guillermo G¾mez Pe±a and Lorena Rivero de Beer
  9. Performative science in an age of specialization: the case of critical art ensemble, Nicola Triscott. Part 5 Affect: Affective connection, Bojana Kunst
  10. Love at first byte, Melinda Rackham
  11. Conclusion, Janis Jefferies
  12. Bibliography
  13. Index.