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Virtual theatres : an introduction / Gabriella Giannachi.

Author/Creator:
Giannachi, Gabriella., author.
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (x, 174 p. ) ill.
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Subjects:
Experimental theater.
Virtual reality.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Giannachi offers an investigation of the interface between theatre performance & digital arts, investigating the aesthetic concerns of current computer arts practices & showing how they radically question our conventional uses & definitions of time, space, place, character, identity & realness.
The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything - even the viewer - can be simulated. In this fascinating volume, Gabriella Giannachi analyzes the aesthetic concerns of current computer-arts practices through discussion of a variety of artists and performers including: * blast Theory * Merce Cunningham * Eduardo Kac * forced entertainment * Lynn Hershman * Jodi Orlan * Guillermo GOmez-PeTha * Marcel-lL AntDnez Roca * Jeffrey Shaw * Stelarc. Virtual Theatres not only allows for a reinterpretation of what is possible in the world of performance practice, but also demonstrates how 'virtuality' has come to represent a major parameter for our understanding and experience of contemporary art and life. The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything - even the viewer - can be simulated. In this fascinating volume, Gabriella Giannachi analyzes the aesthetic concerns of current computer-arts practices through discussion of a variety of artists and performers including: * blast Theory * Merce Cunningham * Eduardo Kac * forced entertainment * Lynn Hershman * Jodi Orlan * Guillermo GOmez-PeTha * Marcel-lL AntDnez Roca * Jeffrey Shaw * Stelarc. Virtual Theatres not only allows for a reinterpretation of what is possible in the world of performance practice, but also demonstrates how 'virtuality' has come to represent a major parameter for our understanding and experience of contemporary art and life.
Contents:
Hypertextualities
Cyborg theatre
The [re-]creation of nature
Performing thorough the hypersurface
Towards an aesthetic of virtual reality.
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-168) and index.
ISBN:
1-134-45476-7
0-415-28379-5
1-280-07746-8
0-203-50003-2
OCLC:
647394952
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203500033 doi