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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Auslander references Jacques Attali on representation as a method compared to repetition. He would beat around the bush for pages before he finally made his case. Rob Samuels rated it it was amazing May 15, Sep 08, Lindsey rated it really liked it. His most recent book is Performing Glam Rock: Dane McFarlane rated it really liked it Feb 05, It is a point well taken. The second edition ends up being a more enjoyable read, thus amplifying the intervention made by the author in the first edition.

Performances occur in numerous locations, and are all live and separate, but are designed to evoke one single character, which is the template that generates each performance. Return to Book Page. Television’s usurpation of the cultural-economic position formerly enjoyed by live media such as theatre was not simply the result of the generalized mediatization of our society. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander’s ground-breaking book has helped to reconfigure Auslander makes some interesting arguments for rethinking the concept of liveness in a society that has grown up on media.

And other ideas needed more thoughtful explan Interesting book, somewhat provocative, but quite frankly I found its writing organization and explanation-style a bit stilted.


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Account Options Sign in. Its specific ability to position itself as theatre’s replacement originates in the claims of immediacy made on behalf of television throughout its development, and in its claim to replicate theatrical discourse. It auslahder look on events exactly when and as they happen.

Now that media is culturally dominant, live events are now modeled on mediatized ones. I would be the last person to argue that the body signifies at some basic level that precedes or transcends its cultural inscriptions.

And it’s hard to care about discussions of rock concerts and other kinds of televised performance aren’t contextualized in terms of all of the performance we are all doing with our digital technologies. Lists with This Book. I have chosen this example in part to make the point that a quslander is not the same as a script: Nick Rennis rated it liked it Oct 22, You must be logged in to post a comment.

Auslander concludes this section with the claim that the system of the virtual has incorporated liveness into its substance.

Your comments lead me to suspect that you are glossing the first edition. In Liveness Philip Auslander addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today: Selected pages Title Page.

Live performance is now heavily influenced and tends to emulate the rhetoric and practices of mediatization, with screens becoming livenees in many situations and venues.

auslqnder He does vaguely come zuslander this conclusion that our notion of “liveness” as “that which cannot be represented” is problematic, but he only does so indirectly. By looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport and courtroom I am curious as to the discussion of Gorillaz in the new edition. 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.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He didn’t have to elaborate in detail on many of his examples.

Mediatization can be applied to live performances, by which they become mediatized performances, for example, a play or event broadcast on TV. We need to remain alert to what happens to the body when it is mediatised.

Daniel Shipman rated it really liked it Aug 22, He contributes regularly to these and other journals and has published five books, including Presence and Resistance: Performance in a Mediatized Culture Routledge Books by Philip Auslander.

Auslander writes art criticism for ArtForum and other publications.

Contents Live performance in a mediatized culture. Performance and Liceness University of Michigan Press, Performance in a Mediatized Culture by Philip Auslander. Hi Philip, thanks for reading! Too often, the mediatised body is an anaesthetised body.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Susan rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Auslander treats this change as one dependent on the historical situation, rather than as dependent on intrinsic properties.

Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture

Generally, this style of thought puts liveness as the defined opposite of the recorded. No trivia or quizzes yet. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Thanks for reading my book with such close attention.

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