Performative Realism: Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Media

Performative Realism: Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Media

by Rune Gade
     
 

ISBN-10: 8763500787

ISBN-13: 9788763500784

Pub. Date: 05/23/2005

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

In these eight essays, contributors examine the links between identity and performance, in which becoming the subject is defined more by what one does than by what one is. Topics include the political potential of performance in Christophe Schlingensief's electioneering circus, performance acts in Medea and Dogville and the sense of realis, the work of…  See more details below

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In these eight essays, contributors examine the links between identity and performance, in which becoming the subject is defined more by what one does than by what one is. Topics include the political potential of performance in Christophe Schlingensief's electioneering circus, performance acts in Medea and Dogville and the sense of realis, the work of Sam Saif's and Phie Ambo's Family, performance in two Danish photo books from the 1970s, the work of Hayley Newman and Tanja Ostojic, performance in installation art, Gertrude Stein's performance aesthetics, and the nature of role- playing. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788763500784
Publisher:
Museum Tusculanum Press
Publication date:
05/23/2005
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Playing the media keyboard : the political potential of performativity in Christoph Schlingensief's electioneering circus19
The performative acts in Medea and Dogville and the sense of "realism" in new media51
Performativity and documentary : Sami Saif's and Phie Ambo's Family and performativity85
Performing the everyday : two Danish photo books from the 1970s117
Inventing reality : on truth and lies in the work of Hayley Newman145
Making real : strategies of performing performativity on Tanja Ostojic's Looking for a husband with an EU passport181
Between image and stage : the theatricality and performativity of installation art209
A combination and not a contradiction : Gertrude Stein's performative aesthetics235
It's live : performativity and role-playing269

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