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Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation (Leonardo) The historical roots, key practitioners, and artistic, theoretical, and technological trends in the incorporation of new media into the performing arts The past decade has seen an extraordinarily intense period of experimentation with computer technology within the performing arts Digital media has been increasingly incorporated into live theater and dance, and new forms of interactive performance have emerged in participatory installations, on CD ROM, and on the Web In Digital Performance, Steve Dixon traces the evolution of these practices, presents detailed accounts of key practitioners and performances, and analyzes the theoretical, artistic, and technological contexts of this form of new media art Dixon finds precursors to today s digital performances in past forms of theatrical technology that range from the deus ex machina of classical Greek drama to Wagner s Gesamtkunstwerk concept of the total artwork , and draws parallels between contemporary work and the theories and practices of Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism, Expressionism, Futurism, and multimedia pioneers of the twentieth century For a theoretical perspective on digital performance, Dixon draws on the work of Philip Auslander, Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, and others To document and analyze contemporary digital performance practice, Dixon considers changes in the representation of the body, space, and time He considers virtual bodies, avatars, and digital doubles, as well as performances by artists including Stelarc, Robert Lepage, Merce Cunningham, Laurie Anderson, Blast Theory, and Eduardo Kac He investigates new media s novel approaches to creating theatrical spectacle, including virtual reality and robot performance work, telematic performances in which remote locations are linked in real time, Webcams, and online drama communities, and considers the extratemporal illusion created by some technological theater works Finally, he defines categories of interactivity, from navigational to participatory and collaborative Dixon challenges dominant theoretical approaches to digital performance including what he calls postmodernism s denial of the new and offers a series of boldly original arguments in their place.

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  • Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation (Leonardo)
  • Steve (Brunel University) Dixon
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  • 12 April 2017
  • 0262527529

5 thoughts on “Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation (Leonardo)

  1. says:

    This detailed book goes through the history of digital performance until about the 1990 s It has been very useful for my thesis research which focused in dance and digital media Sometimes I found the organization a bit difficult for my area of focus, but I liked the way the chapters were grouped regardless The tissue thin pages were filled with well documented and organized data A good book to have in your library if you research this particular field Not for light reading unless you are Hermione Granger.

  2. says:

    Really a great book in perfect conditions

  3. says:

    Key document in the development of the debate around Performance and its position within contemporary art Dixon traces and links the historical and contemporary understandings of Performance introducing significant contemporary work where Performance s digital context is asserted It is not simply digital dance.

  4. says:

    Good for anyone who is into digital art research and stuff.

  5. says:

    Todo a sido perfecto Ha llegado antes de lo previsto y en perfectas condiciones No tengo ninguna queja, muy al contrario.

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