The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics / Edition 1

The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics / Edition 1

by Erika Fischer-Lichte
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415458560

ISBN-13: 9780415458566

Pub. Date: 10/03/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the emergence of performance as 'an art event' in its own right. In setting performance art on an equal footing with the traditional art object, she heralds a new aesthetics.

The peculiar mode of experience that a performance provokes - blurring distinctions between artist and audience, body and mind, art and life - is

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Overview

In this book, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the emergence of performance as 'an art event' in its own right. In setting performance art on an equal footing with the traditional art object, she heralds a new aesthetics.

The peculiar mode of experience that a performance provokes - blurring distinctions between artist and audience, body and mind, art and life - is here framed as the breeding ground for a new way of understanding performing arts, and through them even wider social and cultural processes.

With an introduction by Marvin Carlson, this translation of the original Ästhetik des
Performativen addresses key issues in performance art, experimental theatre and cultural performances to lay the ground for a new appreciation of the artistic event.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415458566
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/03/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Transformative Power of Performance 2. Explaining Concepts: Performativity and Performance 3. Shared Bodies, Shared Spaces: the Bodily Co-Presence of Actors and Spectators 4. The Performative Generation of Materiality 5. The Emergence of Meaning 6. The Performance as Event 7. The Re-Enchantment of the World

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