Performative Realism: Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Media

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788763500784
  • Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
  • Publication date: 5/23/2005
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Playing the media keyboard : the political potential of performativity in Christoph Schlingensief's electioneering circus 19
The performative acts in Medea and Dogville and the sense of "realism" in new media 51
Performativity and documentary : Sami Saif's and Phie Ambo's Family and performativity 85
Performing the everyday : two Danish photo books from the 1970s 117
Inventing reality : on truth and lies in the work of Hayley Newman 145
Making real : strategies of performing performativity on Tanja Ostojic's Looking for a husband with an EU passport 181
Between image and stage : the theatricality and performativity of installation art 209
A combination and not a contradiction : Gertrude Stein's performative aesthetics 235
It's live : performativity and role-playing 269
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