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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And other ideas needed more thoughtful explan Interesting book, somewhat provocative, but quite frankly I ausoander its writing organization and explanation-style a bit stilted. Matthias KarmasinCarsten Winter No preview available – 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.
Published June 21st by Routledge first published 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. RSS feed for comments on this post. Selected pages Title Page. Glam rockers unquestionably used their performances of queer auslsnder to provoke and rebel against the status quo in a way that roughly parallels earlier rockers’ use of black music auslandeer identities.
To view it, click here. 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: These ideas attempt to place a binary opposition between live performance and the lieness.
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.
Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander’s ground-breaking book has helped to reconfigure a new area of study. To ask other readers questions about Livenessplease sign up.
In tackling some of the last great shibboleths surrounding the high cultural status of the live event, this book will continue to shape discussion and to provoke lively debate on a crucial artistic dilemma: Account Options Sign in.
We had a very lively discussion, and I have tried my best to glean the takeaway from it.
Philip Auslander Quotes
Thanks for reading my book with such close attention. No occurrence of mass or scripted art can be considered authentic because of its reproducibility.
Television strove to emulate theatre when it emerged rather than film. The 2nd edition actually improves upon the first in a variety of subtle but significant ways.
Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture
Mediatization is reflected in production of performance by the apparatus of reproduction. Initially, media events were modeled on live ones.
By looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture.
It’s just not ljveness useful.
In theatre, presence is the matrix of power; the postmodern theatre of resistance must therefore both expose the collusion of presence with authority and resist such collusion by refusing to establish itself as the charismatic Other.
Tine rated it liked it Feb 25, This is partly a perceptual matter: But it also has to do with the cultural dominance of the screened image at this historical moment. On live performance, Auslander is trying to challenge the ideas of the traditional liveneas of liveness. And other ideas needed more thoughtful explanation, like his disingenuous assumption that we know what he means by “representation,” when so many Poststructural theorists have debunked this whole contradictory notion of re-presence.
Ultimately, Auslander emphasizes that there are no ontological differences between live performance and media. Auslander references Jacques Auslandee on representation as a method compared to repetition. Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search.