Colloque

The Mediated/Mediating Body

Vendredi 28 Septembre 2018, 14:00

 

Présentation de la communication

This conference draws on recent research concerning the performer's status as mediated body/mediating agent in art and performance integrating new technologies. Adopting a double methodological approach of the practitioner-theorist, Dr. Davidson firstly examines the somatic dimension of digital performance as it plays out in the performer's physical contact and embodied cognitive adaptations with technological devices, and secondly, analyses the performer's experience as a mediating agent operating within systems of technological interfacing. Evaluating the technological device, after Broeckmann (2003) and Kusahara (2007), as simultaneously encapsulating a concept, a channel of perception and a discursive mode, she advances an understanding of digital interfaces as new viewing/sensing devices (Davidson 2013, 2015), demonstrating how, in their capacity as instruments of perception, they proffer somatic experiences while also conveying a work's particular aesthetic perspective. Her argument concludes with an interpretation of perspective itself as a new form of dramaturgy, proposing a new understanding of mediated reception.

 
Pour citer ce document:
Davidson, Andrea. 2018. « The mediated body/mediating agent ». Dans le cadre de Colloque Cybercorporéités: subjectivités nomades en contexte numérique. Colloque organisé par Figura, le Centre de recherche sur le texte et l’imaginaire. Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, 28 septembrre 2018. Texte. En ligne sur le site de l’Observatoire de l’imaginaire contemporain. <http://oic.uqam.ca/fr/communications/the-mediated-mediating-body>. Consulté le 19 novembre 2018.