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Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today. What is the . 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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Auslander opens by comparing theatre and media, referencing Herbert Blau and Karl Marx. 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.

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You must be logged in to post a comment. On live performance, Auslander is trying to challenge the ideas of the traditional value of liveness. Performance in a Mediatized Culture, Second Edition. Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism.

LIVENESS: PERFORMANCE IN A MEDIATIZED CULTURE (1999)

Auslander is the editor of Performance: Comment by ashmore — September 1, 2: Performance and Disability University of Michigan Press, In lieu of an abstract, here is a liveness excerpt of the content: Television has essentially formed its own culture, its own environment in of itself.

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We need to remain alert to what happens to the body when it is mediatised.

Contact Contact Us Help. Thanks for reading my book with such close auskander. No occurrence of mass or scripted art can be considered authentic because of its reproducibility.

But there is also a crucial difference: Similar properties can be said of digital media, but livenrss that case it uses the hypermediate in addition to the immediate, and the illusion of the sanitized vanished much more quickly. It is a point well taken.

He contributes regularly to these and other journals and has published five books, including Presence and Resistance: Even though it is arguable that rock is equally steeped in a long tradition of masculine display that was often effeminate and implicitly queer, evocations of that tradition are not generally seen within rock culture as celebrations of rock authenticity. Performance in a Mediatized Culture addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today.

Performances that derive from templates instead reference an ideal template, and attempt to borrow its aura or authority. Live performance is now heavily influenced and tends ,iveness emulate the rhetoric and practices of mediatization, with screens becoming prominent in many situations and venues.

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At the same time, however, the second edition of Liveness reads as a very different book, especially in terms of tone, scope, and intellectual generosity. Posts on this page:.

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In this new edition, the author thoroughly updates his provocative argument to take into account new digital and media technologies, and cultural, social and legal developments. What is true of the relationship between television and theatre is equally true, by allegorical extension, of the general cultural relationship of the televisual and mediatized to the live: Critical Concepts, a reference collection in four volumes published by Routledge in and, with Carrie Sandahl, co-editor of Bodies in Commotion: Ultimately, Auslander emphasizes that there are no ontological differences between live performance and media.

Too often, the mediatised body is an anaesthetised body. If television once could be seen as ranking among a number of vehicles for conveying expression or liveneas from which we could choose, we no longer have that choice: Live Performance in a Mediatized Culture Initially, media events were modeled on live ones.