Tra scena e arte digitale. L'esperienza del teatro nella videoarte attuale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Between scene and digital art. The experience of theater in current video art

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Abstract

In recent decades, through seemingly distant, the worlds of theatre, wich has in its centre the body of the actor who acts in the presence of an audience, and that of video, wich is made of digitally recorded images, have closed the gap, meeting on stage (in the video-theatre experience) or in the drama dimension (in the production of video works). The entrance of digital technology in art has in fact led to a materialization of images, and consequently to their sensory enjoyment. In some video installations there is a real physical relationship between the body of the user and the projected images. Through case analysis, in the essay we can identify three ways in wich the relationship between video and theatre can be definited. The first aspect is the use of 'theatricality' in he work of artists using video art as a complmentary stage for performance events, and having their roots in the experiences of video theatre in the Eighties. There are also video works relating to theatre as the object of a survey, wich therefore do not use teatricality as a means to convey messages, but tautologucally focus their investigation on the dynamics of thetare. The last aspect finally emerges from video art works having a strong theatrical component, and therefore use drama to obtain a more explicit and emotional communication.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Between scene and digital art. The experience of theater in current video art
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)222-230
Number of pages9
JournalCOMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • teatro e video
  • videoarte

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