Staging live art, a-life, a-life art

Norman, Sally Jane (2012) Staging live art, a-life, a-life art. In: VIDA Art and Artificial Life. Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, pp. 110-119. ISBN 9788415282044

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Abstract

The recently emerging, steadily evolving realm of Art and Artificial Life, or "A-Life Art", manifests uncanny commonalities with the millenary form of live art known as theatre, which in keeping with its broadest acceptation is recognised as being closely affiliated with the performing arts. Like A-Life Art works, the performing arts stage behaviours and events as aesthetically appreciable constructs. Cultural efficacy is in both cases hinged on a commingled sense of recognition and alienation triggered by human operators amongst human witnesses, regardless of how patently anthropomorphic or estranged either of these parties might be. This text presents perspectives on modelling and staging, referring to specific in silico and in natura artificial life works and arguing for the enhancement of our imaginative rationality through the staged enactments of A-Life Art.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: A General Works
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Depositing User: Sally-Jane Norman
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 12:48
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 13:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39690
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