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Worlds Under Erasure. Technotheatres and Performativity

María Ángeles Grande Rosales
Journal / book
Caracteres. Estudios culturales y críticos de la esfera digital. Vol. 4, nº2, pp. 8-17
digital theatre, performance, digital age, performativity, phenomenology, teatro digital, performance, era digital, performatividad, fenomenología

Based on the possibilities of the  “relational aesthetics” estabished by Nicolas Bourriaud,  this  article  discusses  the  transformations  of  the  Performing  Arts  in  the  20th  century  as  a  result  of  the  emergence of both  the new media and  the communication  technologies,  and  the  search  for  its  specificity.  Faced  with  the  initial  logic  of  confrontation  with  media  procedures,  the  theatre  has  subsequently  chosen  between  imitation  and  pollution.  After  briefly  reviewing  the  wide  phenomenology  of  technotheatres  as  an  expression of the emerging languages in the  Digital Age, it is stated the significant impact  of  what  Erika  Fischer Lichte  called  “the  performative turn”. 

  • Universidad de Granada
  • Ministerio de economía y competitividad