This dissertation explores the critical and aesthetic potential of posthumanism as a theoretical and artistic informant for constructing, inhabiting, and evaluating stage performances that feature techno/corporeal networks. I calibrate the contemporary influences of new media on humans and art, discuss this phenomenon by drawing upon and expanding theories of posthumanism, and then apply the resulting ideas to practices of constructing, inhabiting, and evaluating what I call qVT/CSPq or Visual Techno/Corporeal Stage Performance. Finally, I conclude with a number of theoretical and ontological possibilities for performance by developing and applying a posthuman model for criticism to The Wooster Group's House/Lights.... determinism (i.e., she who has Final Cut Pro with an additional digital effects package on a Mac Book Air that is equipped with the OS X Leopard operating system with HD compatibility will inevitably be the superior videographer).
|Title||:||Performing Posthuman: Constructing, Inhabiting, and Evaluating Techno/corporeal Networks|
|Author||:||Daniel J. Simmons|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|