Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander’s ground-breaking book has and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture. On live performance, Auslander is trying to challenge the ideas of the traditional value of liveness. Performers in theatre cling to “the magic of. PDF | On Mar 1, , Dean Wilcox and others published Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture. By Philip Auslander. London & New York: Routledge.
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What is the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media?
Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture
Performances that derive from templates instead reference an ideal template, and attempt to borrow its aura or authority. Dec 21, Robert rated it did not like it Shelves: And other ideas needed more thoughtful explanation, like his disingenuous assumption that we know what he means by auslandre when so many Poststructural theorists have debunked this whole contradictory notion of re-presence.
In short, I think this book would have been more successful as a long essay. Preview — Liveness by Philip Auslander.
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It introduces new ways to look at their theories in terms of performance, though I would personally rather just stick with the philosophers’ writings themselves. On simulation and live performance: Contents Live performance in a mediatized culture.
He contributes regularly to these and other journals and has published five books, including Presence and Resistance: It is a point well taken. What is the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media?
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Live performance is now heavily influenced and tends to emulate the rhetoric and auslanderr of mediatization, with screens becoming prominent in many situations and venues. Representation developed initially with capitalism but was gradually replaced by repetition as a result of mass-production. To move from a discussion of the early relationship between theatre and television to an examination of the current situation of live performance is to confront the irony that whereas television initially sought to replicate and, implicitly, to replace live theatre, live performance itself has developed since liveneds time toward the replication of the discourse of mediatization.
But it also has to do with the cultural dominance of the screened image at this historical moment. References to this book Is this real?: No occurrence of mass or scripted art can be considered authentic because of its reproducibility. This could be just an instance of remediation, where disciplines borrow, reference, and support each other. References to this book Is this real?: Auslander writes art criticism for ArtForum and other publications.
Nevertheless, there is an ethical imperative not to conflate the body with its representations and mediations, but to remember that there is an actual body there somewhere, experiencing the consequences of what is being done to it.
Live performance in a mediatized culture.
He suggests that liveness and mediatization are not oppositional categories in the field of performance, but instead have an intertwined and reciprocal relationship. Auslxnder opens by comparing theatre and media, referencing Herbert Blau and Karl Marx. Performance in a Mediatized Culture.
Performance in a Mediatized Culture, Second Edition. Thi In Liveness Philip Auslander addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today: By looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture. Yet the most intellectually captivating revisions arrive in the later chapters. Performance in a Mediatized Culture by Philip Auslander.
He didn’t have to elaborate in detail on many of his examples. Looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport, and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture, suggesting that media technology has encroached on live events to the point where many are hardly live at all.
He would beat around the bush for pages before he finally made his case.
Leila rated it really liked it Liveneds 05, This provocative book tackles some of the enduring ‘sacred truths’ surrounding the high cultural status of the live event. Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism Routledge,and Liveness: Critical Concepts, a reference collection in four volumes published by Routledge in and, with Carrie Sandahl, co-editor of Bodies in Commotion: