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Multimedia Performance

Author: SCHEER
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Pub Date: 25/11/2011
Publisher: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN: 9780230574670
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Quick overview A comprehensive overview of the development, theory and characteristics of multimedia performance, that introduces key artists, practice and debates. The book describes new and emergent forms, presenting an up-to-date account of the evolving relationship between technology and aesthetics in contemporary performance culture.
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How do performers and artists use media technologies to create live events? How have developments in audio-visual technology changed the relationship between the spectator and the performer? How can performance respond to the technology-saturated consciousness of contemporary culture? What are the key concepts and terms needed to understand multimedia performance? Multimedia Performance provides a comprehensive overview of the development, theory and definitive characteristics of this rapidly developing and popular area of practice. Drawing on case studies from across a wide range of contemporary performance, the book introduces key artists, companies and debates. Klich and Scheer describe new and emergent forms including video performance, digital theatre, interactive dramaturgies and immersive environments, presenting an up-to-date analysis of the evolving relationship between technology and aesthetics in contemporary performance culture. Exploring the different ways in which technology can activate new aesthetic potentials and audience experiences, Multimedia Performance demonstrates the vital role of multimedia technologies in contemporary theatre practice.
Supported by illustrations, media theory and textboxes, this is important reading for anyone interested in questions of the live and the mediated aspects of performance, and essential reading for students of theatre and performance.

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