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Author Berghaus, Günter, 1953-

Title Avant-garde performance : live events and electronic technologies / Günter Berghaus
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005


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 MELB  792.0223 Ber/Agp  AVAILABLE
Description xxvi, 374 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents 1. The genesis of modernity and of the avant-garde -- 2. Towards an avant-garde performance practice, 1896-1919 -- 3. From late-modernism to postmodernism -- 4. Happening and fluxus -- 5. Body art, ritualism and neo-shamanic performances -- 6. Video and multi-media performance -- 7. Performances in cyberspace -- 8. Epilogue : the future of the avant-garde
Summary How did the concept of the avant-garde come into existence? How did it impact on the performing arts? How did the avant-garde challenge the artistic establishment and avoid the pull of commercial theatre, gallery and concert-hall circuits? How did performance artists respond to new technological developments? Placing key figures and performances in their historical, social and aesthetic context, Gunter Berghaus offers an accessible introduction to post-war avant-garde performance. Written in a clear, engaging style, and supported by text boxes and illustrations throughout, this volume explains the complex ideas behind avant-garde art and evocatively brings to life the work of some of its most influential performance artists. Covering hot topics such as multi-media and body art performances, this text is essential reading for students of theatre studies and performance
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Recommended reading PERF 3003 : PERF 3002 : PERF 3004 : PERF 2007 : PERF 1005 : PERF 1007 2005
Subject Experimental theater.
Performance art.
Digital media.
Genre/Form Performance art.
LC no. 2004065797
ISBN 1403946442 cloth
1403946450 paperback
9781403946447 cloth
9781403946454 paperback