Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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This ambitious and comprehensive book explores technology's influence on artistic performance practices in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Entangled, Chris Salter shows that technologies, from the mechanical to the computational--from a "ballet of objects and lights" staged by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1917 to contemporary technologically-enabled "responsive environments"--have been entangled with performance across a wide range of disciplines. Salter examines the rich and extensive history of ...
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Overview

This ambitious and comprehensive book explores technology's influence on artistic performance practices in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Entangled, Chris Salter shows that technologies, from the mechanical to the computational--from a "ballet of objects and lights" staged by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1917 to contemporary technologically-enabled "responsive environments"--have been entangled with performance across a wide range of disciplines. Salter examines the rich and extensive history of performance experimentation in theater, music, dance, the visual and media arts, architecture, and other fields; explores the political, social, and economic context for the adoption of technological practices in art; and shows that these practices have a set of common histories despite their disciplinary borders. Each chapter in Entangled focuses on a different form: theater scenography, architecture, video and image making, music and sound composition, body-based arts, mechanical and robotic art, and interactive environments constructed for research, festivals, and participatory urban spaces. Salter's exhaustive survey and analysis shows that performance traditions have much to teach other emerging practices--in particular in the burgeoning fields of new media. Students of digital art need to master not only electronics and code but also dramaturgy, lighting, sound, and scenography. Entangled will serve as an invaluable reference for students, researchers, and artists as well as a handbook for future praxis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262304078
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 2/12/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 504
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Chris Salter is an artist and Assistant Professor of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University, Montreal. His works, large-scale multimedia environments, have been exhibited worldwide.

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Table of Contents

1 Space 1 : scene/machine (1876-1933) 1

2 Space 2 : media scenographics (1950- ) 49

3 Performative architectures 81

4 The projected image : video, film, and the performative screen 113

5 Sound 181

6 Bodies 221

7 Machines/mechanicals 277

8 Interaction 303

Conclusion The everyday 349

Notes 353

Glossary 383

References 393

Name index 425

Subject index 439

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