Mapping Intermediality in Performance

Mapping Intermediality in Performance

Paperback Amsterdam University Press - Mediamatters

By (author) Sarah Bay-Cheng, By (author) Andy Levender, By (author) Chiel Kattenbelt, By (author) Robin Nelson

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  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 18mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Amsterdam
  • ISBN 10: 9089642552
  • ISBN 13: 9789089642554
  • Illustrations note: 15 black and white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 351,767

Product description

This volume examines afresh the impact upon acting and performance of digital technologies. It is concerned with how digital culture combines the traditional 'liveness' of theatre with media interfaces and internet protocols. The time and space of the 'here and now' are both challenged and adapted, just as barriers between theatre-makers and the 'experiencers' of events are broken down. Today many of us are everyday players performing the interconnectedness of digital culture and a key aim of the book is to unpack the multiple interrelations within the landscape of contemporary performance. Access to a range of 'instances' (The Builders Association, Castellucci, Castorf, Gob Squad, Lepage, Second Life and VJing) is through 'portals' which afford perspectives on the main characteristics of theatre and performance in the digital age.

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Author information

Andy Lavender is Dean of Research and Professor of Contemporary Theatre at The Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London. He is co-convener of the Intermediality in Theatre and Performance working group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, and was formerly co-convener of the New Technologies for Theatre working group of the Theatre and Performance Research Association.[-]|Chiel Kattenbelt is Associate Professor in Media Comparison and Intermediality at Utrecht University. He teaches in the BA program Theatre, Film and Television Studies, in the MA programs Theatre Studies and New Media and Digital Culture and in the Research MA program Media and Performance Studies.[-]|Robin Nelson is a professor at the University of London, Central School of Speech & Drama. He is a founding editor of the journal Critical Studies in Television|Sarah Bay-Cheng is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre at the University at Buffalo, where she teaches performance theory, avant-garde theatre and film, and intermedial performance.[-]

Review quote

"Bold, incisive and engaging, Mapping Intermediality in Performance goes further than any book to date in tracing the nuanced interrelationships and metamorphic interplays between digital media and the performance arts. It provides the reader with authoritative overviews of key ideas and performances, opens up fascinating new trajectories of thought, and fuses theory and practice with explosive effect. A magnificent achievement that is likely to set critical agendas in the field for many years to come."[-]- Steve Dixon, Professor of Digital Performance, Brunel University[-][-]"Reading this book is like surfing the web: it not only maps intermediality in performance - it exemplifies it."[-]- Philip Auslander, Professor, School of Literature, Communication and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology[-]

Table of contents

Contents - 6[-]How to Approach This Book - 10[-]Introduction: Prospective Mapping and[-]Network of Terms - 14[-]Portal: Performativity and Corporeal[-]Literacy - 28[-]Node: Modes of Experience - 46[-]Instances - 50[-]Portal: Time and Space - 84[-]Node: Dimensions - 98[-]Instances - 102[-]Portal: Digital Culture and[-]Posthumanism - 124[-]Node: Actuality-Virtuality - 142[-]Instances - 144[-]Portal: Networking - 172[-]Node: Inter-relations - 186[-]Instances - 192[-]Portal: Pedagogic Praxis - 218[-]Retrospection: The Pre- and Proto-digital - 238[-]Notes - 260[-]Cited Works - 268[-]Contributors - 284[-]Index - 294