More than Fifteen Minutes of Fame tracks screen performance’s trajectory from dominant discourses of realism and authenticity towards increasingly acute degrees of self-referentiality and self-reflexivity. Exploring the symbiotic relationship between changing forms of onscreen representation and our shifting status as social subjects, the book provides an original perspective through international examples from cinema, experimental production, documentary, television, and the burgeoning landscape of online screen performance. In an emerging culture of participatory media, the creation of a screen-based presence for our own performances of identity has become a currency through which we validate ourselves as subjects of the contemporary, hyper-mediatized world. In this post-dramatic, post-Warhol climate, the author’s contention is that we are becoming increasingly wedded to screen media – not just as consumers but as producers and performers.
|Publisher:||Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften|
|Series:||Film Cultures Series , #6|
|Product dimensions:||5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.03(d)|
About the Author
Ken Miller lectures in film, television and screen arts at Curtin University in Western Australia. He has a background in film and television directing and producing, and his research interests include performances across a range of media.
Table of Contents
Contents: Performance, Realism and the Search Beneath and Beyond the ‘Simple Truth’ – Dislodging the Self: from Authentic Individual to Postmodern Performing Subject – Schizo Performances and Möbius Formations – The Self-Reflexive (Screen) Performing Subject – Sadie Benning and Jonathan Caouette – Performances of Mediatized Actuality – Cyberspace as Screen Performance Space.