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The Theatre of Photography / Le Théâtre de la Photographie

Leister, Wiebke and Anderson, Joel (2019) The Theatre of Photography / Le Théâtre de la Photographie. Revue Sens Public. ISSN 2104-3272

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Leister, Wiebke and Anderson, Joel

Taking as a starting point the opposition of our title: this text, in the form of a duologue, is also a meeting between photography and theatre, a vantage point from which certain conceptual frameworks can be challenged and even collapsed. In the domain of theatre, one hears often of artifice, authenticity, likeness and liveness. Theatre, from the conceptualisation of naturalism in the nineteenth century to the challenges posed by performance art in the twentieth century, struggles with media (despite the eclecticism of its own technological apparatus), sometimes seeking distance from them. Photography studies, meanwhile, has often emphasised the possibility or impossibility of veracity, the truthfulness or deceptiveness of photographs, with performance seemingly offering one escape route… This duologue seeks only to cast light on certain crossings inside the theatre of photography, envisaging future dialogues between media and across disciplines.

Presented at International Society for Intermedial Studies: Authentic Artifice/Authentique Artifice, May 2017, Montréal.

Published in academic online journal Revue Sens Public, Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Other Contributors:
ResearcherAnderson, Joel
Official Website: http://sens-public.org
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: theatre, theater, photography, theatricality, intermediality, translation, medium specificity, mediation, liveness, performance, performativity, theatre photography, apparatus
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Université de Montréal
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC)
Date: 20 May 2019
Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 13:59
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2024 15:48
Item ID: 14188
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/14188

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