Ein Symposium des International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures"
The interweaving of ‘new dramaturgy’ (Kerkhoven) and new media have changed practices and ideas in performance and lie at the centre of an emergent new paradigm that we call new media dramaturgy or NMD. NMD calls for a different and interwoven approach to understanding composition and representation in performance and in the ways that these performances engage with aspects of politics, society, culture, ideas of belonging, of place and time and, and with the reality of intercultural, imbricated forms of globality.
The growth of NMD has been so rapid that our capacity for critical reflection is underdeveloped. What elements are important to the appearance of radical new means of composition and to what ends? Is there an enduring legacy or trace of a new media performance vocabulary?
This symposium will address these questions in relation the influential and globally significant work of dumb type, whose performances from the mid-1980s until the early 2000s offer an important historical record of the progression of NMD; a progression wherein performance is seen to undergo dramatic transformations: shifts from representation to sensuality, from semiotic abstraction into intermediality, from singularity into a multiplication of performance imagery, and from the perspective of viewing to experience of immersion.
02.04.2013 - 04.04.2013
Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft, Hörsaal, Grunewaldstr. 35, 12165 Berlin