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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Leila rated it really liked it Nov 05, FJohn Rickert rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Auslander writes art criticism for ArtForum and other publications.
Want to Read saving…. A book about liveness that is written just pre-internet and talks about performance without any mention of online performance.
Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture by Philip Auslander
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions – View all Liveness: An interesting critique of the line between live performance and mediatized, aka performance on televison or screen. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Burning Man festival is a case in point–an event featuring performance that is itself a performance, which partakes simultaneously of frontier mythology, a counter-cultural impulse, and popular cultural visibility.
Nick Rennis rated it liked it Oct 22, Browse by subject Browse by author. Auslander is the editor of Performance: Published June 21st by Routledge first published Susan rated it it was amazing Jun 26, I think Auslander takes an innovative and smart approach to this topic, but I don’t completely buy his argument that media have the same ontological status as live performance in that they disappear at a particle level. Oct 21, Bean rated it did not like it.
Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture
Paperbackpages. By looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport and courtroom Theatre and media are rivals, and, much like industrial production, media specifically television has filled and saturated the cultural economy. Too often, the mediatised body is an anaesthetised body. Thanks for telling us about the ausoander.
Google ScholarGoogle BooksAmazon. In theatre, presence is the matrix of power; the postmodern theatre of resistance must therefore auslandeer expose the collusion of presence with authority and resist such collusion by refusing to establish itself as the charismatic Other. Masses have desire for proximity, and at the same time, have desire for reproduced objects.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In addition to his scholarly work on performance, Prof. My library Help Advanced Book Lifeness. Performance in a Mediatized Culture addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today. The polemical aspects are less intrusive.
Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander’s ground-breaking book has helped to reconfigure Rob Samuels rated it it was amazing May 15, What is aulander status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If television once could be seen as ranking among a number of vehicles for conveying expression or information from which we could choose, we no longer have that choice: Thi In Liveness Philip Auslander addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today: I could have scanned through most of the book and still get the general point.
Dec 21, Robert rated it did not like it Shelves: The dilemma of Brechtian performance is that, for all of Brecht’s emphasis ligeness rationality and the undermining of theatrical illusion, the actor must convincingly portray something that she is not.
Selected pages Title Page. On a positive note, I did enjoy his clever integration of thinkers like Baudrillard, Benjamin, and Derrida into his arguments. It’s impossible to say that live art enjoys any single status in the information age–there are versions of live art that are still primarily art-world phenomena, others that appeal to much broader audiences.
On simulation and live performance: Performance in a Mediatized Culture Routledge Live performance is now heavily influenced and tends to emulate the rhetoric and practices of mediatization, with screens becoming prominent in many situations and venues.
Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism Routledge,and Liveness: Darren rated it liked it Aug 20, He does vaguely come to this conclusion that our notion of “liveness” as “that which cannot be represented” is problematic, but he only does so indirectly. On live performance, Auslander is trying to challenge the ideas of the traditional value of liveness.
Comment by Philip Auslander — September 1, 2: Arguably, the same could be said today of the internet.